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BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BOOKSReaders report that s rd party sellers are selling counterfeits counterfeit pages have misprints, missing pages or pages in reverse order is investigating the issue For now, purchase genuine books with the logo bit BxxBfBrand new rd editionLewis C Lin the world sexpert on product management PM interviews has updated Decode and Conquer in an all new third edition Decode and Conquer is your starting pointon how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions Here s what to expect Frameworks for design and metrics questionsincluding the famous CIRCLES Method, AARM Method, and DIGS MethodBiggest mistakes PM candidates make at the interview and how to avoid themInsider tips on just what interviewers are looking for and how to answer so they can t say NO to hiring youSample answers forimportant PM interview questionsExpanded Section on Metrics ExecutionThe rd edition has an expanded section on metrics execution questions Empower yourself with the latest thinking, frameworks, and tips to cover this growing category of questions Questions and answers covered in the bookDesign a new iPad app for Google SpreadsheetBrainstorm as many algorithms as possible for recommending Twitter followersYou re the CEO of the Yellow Cab taxi service How do you respond to Uber You re part of the Google Search web spam team How would you detect duplicate websites Endorsed by Google recruiters Praised by Business InsiderDecode and Conquer, especially CIRCLES, has been endorsed by recruiters and top publications such as Business Insider Top product management executives, including those from Google and Microsoft, recommend Decode and Conquer to PM job seekersHere s what readers sayYou ve helped many people in ways than you know I wish to do that someday in my own wayJust wanted to share my gratitude for your work Bought Decode Conquer and enjoying every page I am a Zimbabwean who has been living in China for the lastyears No direct PM experience but yourweek PM guide has been incredibly useful I have also been reading Decode and Conquerwhich has gotten me up to speed really fast Brilliant book I have just about finished your book Decode and Conquer and have found it to be enlightening I feel that I already have drastically reduced the amount of PM interviews that I would have failed with a deer in the headlights look on my faceLewis Lin is the best Just heard back from Uber, its a yes I had interviewed there twice before over the years, but it wasnt until I encountered Lewis, his materials, and this community that I was finally able to crack itYour books helped me when I first got the PM job at They again helped me refresh, alongside my gained experience, when I moved to Google That, as you know, is through an interview process thats notoriously one of the hardest in the industry The shared wisdom in the pages of the book even when I sometimes disagreed with the methods and answers was extremely helpful


12 thoughts on “Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews

  1. Seungchan Lee Seungchan Lee says:

    This is a great book on PM interviews insightful and practical


  2. Vaughn K Vaughn K says:

    This is one of two classics when it comes to PM interview prep, along with Cracking the PM Interview I remember reading this book years ago and decided to pick up the latest edition last week, as I am preparing to make my next career jump after 5 years as a Product Manager at Apple Sadly, the book is nearly identical to the previous black covered version even the typos and outdated examples remain unchanged.I think the biggest drawback of this book is for anything involving business strategy or open ended product questions, as there s next to no up to date examples included For this reason, I would recommend reading this book in conjunction with another book called Swipe to Unlock While Swipe to Unlock isn t a PM interview book, it was written by PMs at FAANG companies and it provides a hyper recent overview of the latest tech trends, strategies and key insights for everything important that happened in tech up till around late 2019 It also breaks down a lot of recent strategy questions involving all the top companies eg Why did Microsoft Acquire LinkedIn, Why does Uber continue to use Google Maps instead of building their own maps even as Google s self driving cards continue to make advancements, etcIn my opinion, if you own the previous edition of this book, it s definitely not worth buying the new edition However, if you haven t read this book, I think you should Although some of the examples are outdated, the overview of the different types of questions you might get asked along with the example questions and answers are still helpful to review Between reading Decode to Conquer and Swipe to Unlock, I have found myself extremely well prepared for all the PM interviews I have had thus far Google, Slack, Facebook and Pinterest.


  3. Ben Ben says:

    Helpful book, methodologies are great Would be helpful to have up to date content to reflect tech hiring in 2019 Tech hiring changes extremely quickly and different questions are asked now v 2013 This is the 2019 version, but it is quite outdated For example, the US population is no longer 315 million, and Uber has been an app for 7 years There are also numerous typos see photos Questions also feel very focused, which maybe isn t surprising given the author s company is in Seattle.


  4. hellojuly17 hellojuly17 says:

    Valuable book for someone prepping for a PM interview, although some glaring typos see photo made me doubt the overall quality of the publication, which is a shame because it is good content Overall, I am learning good frameworks and thinking through solid practice questions, so I think it is still worth the purchase Lewis please make sure your editing team in the future addresses these typo issues for future editions


  5. Bowdoin Su Bowdoin Su says:

    This is a great book for those individuals who are vying for a product manger role I found a quick, valuable read with plenty of helpful illustrations While the book gives examples of typical questions that you would be asked for a PM interview, I thought that the major strength was the CIRCLES framework that is easily remembered that will help tackle a typical or atypical interview question I also liked the sample dialogues between the candidate and interviewer, and found the feedback on what made a strong interview response or weak one as well extremely valuable This book is a great bargain and you will refer to it often as you do your interview preparation.


  6. cotica cotica says:

    The book is super hands on and insightful My only suggestion to Andrew for the next edition is to watch out for ultra localizing the cases to the Bay Area, such as references to the CalTrain, or at least taking a moment to clarify the context for international audiences The book is well worth the buy and will keep on giving I do also recommend supplementing it with the follow up guides, like the 164 questions and answers guide Excellent refresher and inside look at interviewers mindset at the top tech companies, please trust from experience


  7. Seakha Seakha says:

    This book was a game changer preparing me for product manager interviews It s is thorough yet easy to follow It is an interview preparation guide but it is very insightful preparing one to think and speak better about product, so the benefits extend beyond the interview process to your day to day job.


  8. X. Xu X. Xu says:

    Great book to learn how to prepare an interview for a PM position with several very helpful frameworks to follow.


  9. Adrian Lumley Adrian Lumley says:

    Loved the examples used with each question Appreciate how the author has managed to make the frameworks clear and approachable


  10. jsimon9633 jsimon9633 says:

    Concise and useful for learning about how to think and structure as a product manager Good resource for all.


  11. R-User R-User says:

    Disappointed with the content and the writing style it has over complicated examples and feels unconnected, maybe great if I was reading it in 2005 I spent few hours reading it and decided to stop and not waste my time any.


  12. Dennis Yu Dennis Yu says:

    Very helpful to see example responses to every category of interview questions Sometimes the responses seem a bit too long to be practical