May 31st 2019
The Vungalow: Meet Han, Senior Product Manager
We’re back in the Vungalow to hang out with Han, our Senior Product Manager who has helped Vungle’s supply side fluorish. Han works out of our Beijing office.
Hi, Han! Tell us what you do here at Vungle, and what your typical day is like.
As a product manager, I work with various functional teams across product, sales, design, and engineering. I usually start my day early at the gym, then head to the office to sort out important tasks for the day. In the morning, I meet with engineer leads and designers to discuss customer pain points and how to make our product better. At lunch I play games and hang out with coworkers. In the afternoon, I usually meet with sales and top-brand customers to hear their feedback about our product. I keep some time later for myself to digest the information I got during the day and think through some product challenges.
What’s your favorite memory about working at Vungle?
Being a live commentator for the Beijing office’s Mobile Legends eSport game among sales and engineers. They had to compete during a five-game series for the championship. We had a lot of fun. It was an awesome representation of how we challenge each other but also work together to achieve success. I love this dynamic and really enjoy being part of it.
What inspires you in the morning?
I wake up every morning and get excited about the work I will do to help my customers and help the business.
What’s on your desk?
- A couplet on my monitor that says “Eat well, have fun, day by day / work hard, have money, more and more.” It reminds me to live my life happily.
- An hourglass to keep me focused on important tasks.
- A fidget spinner.
You’re hosting a dinner party and can invite any three guests, alive or deceased. Who are they and why did you choose them?
Dr. Richard Dawkins, a famous biologist and author; Dr. Irvin Yalom, a great psychiatrist; and Zeng Guofan, a Chinese statemen and scholar during the Qing Dynasty. They each did extraordinary work in their field and I learned a lot from their books. More importantly, I love their attitudes — never stop trying, never stop fighting, and get things done.