About Mark Hull
Mark is an Executive leader in growth and management of online products, platforms and businesses in areas including social networking, messaging, social enterprise, mobile, social commerce, health, social gaming, community and beyond, at companies ranging from startups to large-scale public entities.
His Specialties include: General management, product development, product management, strategy, product marketing (including customer acquisition, conversion and retention), mobile, lean startup operations, internationalization, outsourcing, operations management, P&L management, media representation, and content/policy expertise. Equally comfortable devising the company’s strategy as executing it.
Questions for Mark Hull:
- Please Share about your career journey?
- What are your roles and responsibilities as Sr. Director at Linkedin?
- What does a typical day or week look for you?
- What is your process of coming up with strategic product plans? How does it translate into execution? How do you ensure the success of your strategic decisions?
- How do you pick new product opportunities ? Do you kill unsuccessful projects? How do you do it?
- I was reading a book by on Thinking Deeply. It says, “Good products rarely begin with technical know-how. They arise from deeply considered solutions to problems. As product leaders, we are mostly entailed with whirlwind of tasks everyday. How do you invest in deep thinking and coming up with strategic ideas?
- What is your product philosophy? I began this asking this question to my guests after I interviewed Graham Kennedy who shared about his product philosophy (http://grahamkennedy.com/#/)
- Your most popular blog post on Linkedin is “How do I hire?” where you talk about asking two questions in 5 minutes. Do you want to summarise and also share what do you look for in hiring a product manager in your team.
- How do you think one should plan their product management career?
- What is teh difference in attitude and mindset of a product manager to a director, product management. What are the skills and strengths once should build to climb that ladder?
- War Stories: This is a segment where my guests share with me the most important product challenge they faced in their career and how they resolved it. We spend a good 10-15 minutes on digging deep into this.
- What are some of the books that may have shaped or influenced you in product?
- What are some of the vital skills you think product managers cant do without?