Our guest today is Stephen Wang, who co-founded Rotten Tomatoes, a leading entertainment website focused on movie reviews and news, and most recently led the user growth and engagement at WeChat in the past 6 years until 2019. At WeChat, he managed a team of product managers and engineers to help scale WeChat from 300M to 1B users in China and around the world.
2:15 Welcome Stephen Wang
2:50 How different WeChat is as a product from the western perspective
5:37 What makes WeChat instrumental for people’s life
12:42 Innovation inspired by Tencent team culture
16:10 Product design in China (Examples: Douban, Weibo and Xiaomi)
21:50 What makes China a special ecosystem for digital product development
25:30 WeChat’s killer features: WeChat payment, Red Packets, Mini program
32:35 Balance privacy protection and user growth
39:20 Skills needed for talents in Tencent
43:35 Are Chinese companies hiring more international talents
49:10 The major shift of product management philosophy in China
Many thanks to our guest Stephen Wang; host Oscar Ramos; producers Eva Shi and Sagar Chaudhary; editor David; organizer Chinaccelerator; and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com
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