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Perspectives November 3, 2014

LinkedIn / Building Mentor Relationships

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Last week, Greylock Partners hosted our first ever Product Mentorship event which paired 45 senior product managers with 45 junior product managers where they could discuss the challenges, problems, and questions they face in their roles as Product Managers.

We kicked off the evening with a great talk by David Hahn, former VP of Product at Linkedin, who shared how mentors influenced him throughout the various stages of his career and how he thinks about helping the people he mentors. I wanted to share a some of what David discussed, along with some of my thoughts on the points he made. Read more on LinkedIn.

“Mentor/mentee relationships should not be transactional. You should focus on building long-term relationships based on trust and respect.”