Who Is Product Dave?

Hi, I'm Dave Wang. I've taught over 3,000 students globally and have been in Product for 15+ Years. (My Linkedin)

I started as an Associate PM in 2006 and have worked my way to a senior PM, and I'm in a product leadership role.

I work at Linktree, and I teach Product Management as my passion. I hire, mentor and coach PMs in my company. Unlike other coaches, I've done it across multiple positions and industries.

In my career, I've taught over 170+ classes at General Assembly, coached online for Harvard Innovation Labs, writer for Product Coalition, and built Products for startups, scale ups, and big companies.

My passion is to help anyone learn practical, modern product management and obtain a fulfilling career in PM.

Why did I build Product Academy?

I've seen a lot of students that paid for a $4,000 course still get shut down in interviews.
When they are faced with a question like "How do you improve this product"
They jump straight into ideation. If you start with product ideas, you've been taught the wrong thing.

Our industry is not short of certifications, frameworks or best practices. And here are three hard truths:
1) There are no 'silver bullets' for Product Management
2) Courses is only 20% of your learning, the other 80% comes from doing it
3) Hiring managers don’t care about your certificates (see why)
Experience always comes before the title, there is no short-cut.

I built Product Academy because I want to clear up some of the bad teachings in our industry.
Providing you an honest source to learn to from someone who is doing the job and testing the theories everyday.

My mission with Product Academy is to: 
1) Help people learn modern product management that's practical in real life
2) Help companies build a team of strong product managers
3) Make this world a better place, one product at a time

My No Boundaries Pledge (Free learning for developing countries)

I believe that knowledge should be without any boundaries. The cost of learning should not be a barrier for anyone. If you are from one of the  developing countries listed as here. Please get in touch.
You'll get access to our Product Academy™ course 90 days for free plus you can reach out anytime on slack for help and support.

Message me on Slack

Product Academy would not have been possible if not for the following people

Building the school took a lot of effort from everyone in the Product Community. This website was created by the amazingly talented
James Baduor and Endurance Dan-Jumbo from adplist.org,

No to mention everyone that has given feedback and
support for the school - I thank you from the bottom of my heart 🙏