Sneakers - mostly Adidas
Indie classics and current stuff are on high rotation on my play lists. I mix this with Portishead, Moloko, Massive Attack and some electro
Cooking and artsy stuff are high on the list. Nothing beats a great BBQ
getting knee-deep into dirt - means working in my tiny garden.
Honestly - I don't know. And I don't want to - since this is the space to have a break and there the "las vegas rule" applies. I usually have a pretty open and reliable relationship with all my directs, so that in case there are issues with me or in our relation, those can be openly addressed.
At the end, work and life have to be in balance. There are times, when you deeply indulge into work on a problem or a project and which will eat long hours. But there are also times, where (private) life needs more attention. Both have to be in balance - but usually not at the same time. Means I'm not a big fan of a more corporate 9-to-5 attitude. But on the other hand, you yourself and your family have always priority.
it is full of politics and tactical positioning. Not my cup of tea
The right attitude (getting things done) has to be there. No compromise on this. In terms of skills: For Product there are from my perspective two things to be accounted here: Subject matter expertise and product management expertise similar to the product set-up. One of both can be trained. A candidate lacking both is not set-up for success and would be a wrong hire.
Why are we talking? What is a great PM/EM set-up based on your past experience? How did you solve conflicts in the recent past?
After an initial check-in with HR, there are usually 2 or 3 rounds of interviews (depending on position and level).