Hi there. My name is Charles Du. Also known as Product Charles.
I was born in China and grew up in the United States.
My purpose in life is to grow. I grow through teaching, traveling, and playing. I love playing soccer, practicing yoga, and taking photos with my iPhone.
I grow “career transitioners” and “accidental product managers” into irreplaceable product managers by teaching them product management skills that help them become indispensable at their job.
Unlike other trainings out there, the stuff I teach is proven, unique, and fun. My knowledge comes from leading teams at bleeding-edge companies like NASA, Apple, and Singularity University.
Product Management Background
I designed NASA’s first iPhone app (10+ million downloads, 2+ million hits per day, NASA’s Software of the Year Award), Ticketmaster’s mobile apps ($3+ million in sales per day, 2 patents), and the Airbnb for cars ($1 billion valuation, Techcrunch Disrupt Award, 2 patents).
I was also recruited by Apple to teach mobile product management and UX design at schools all over the US and at WWDC.
Working at Apple gave me unique insight on how functional, beautiful products are designed.
By learning my unique systems, my students grow into indispensable rockstars instead of replaceable commodities.
As a former NASA engineer, I love teaching my students effective systems that they can use to transform their lives. I’ve taught 20,000+ students in 130+ countries. My courses have been translated into 3 languages.
Places I’ve taught:
- Arizona State University
- Art Center College of Design
- Boise State University
- Czech Technical University — Prague
- General Assembly – London
- General Assembly – Los Angeles
- Hawaii Pacific University
- Montana State University – Bozeman
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Shenzhen Polytechnic Shenzhen University
- Singularity University Stanford University
- Universidad Católica Boliviana – La Paz
- University of California – Berkeley
- University of California – Los Angeles
- University of California – Davis
- University of California – Irvine
- University of California – San Diego
- University of California – Santa Cruz
- University of Hawaii – Manoa
- University of Arizona
- University of Washington
- Utah State University
I love to teach.
The Everyday Innovator: How to transition into product management — 2017-03-20
Design Your Thinking: Learning Product Management Skills with Charles Du — 2016-10-31
Techcrunch: Remote Year raises $12 million to combine remote work and global travel — 2016-10-11
The Collectivist: How to Be A Digital Nomad with Charles Du — 2016-8-5
Aha: 4 Lessons I Learned Designing NASA’s 1st iPhone App — 2016-1-29
Popular Science: Greetings From Future Camp — 2010-1-14
Let Me Help You Grow Your Career
There’s a few ways to learn from me.
You can sign up for my weekly training for free.
I’m also open to speaking at conferences, doing a workshop at your school, or teaching at a retreat.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. I’m also the founder of following:
nomadcharles.com, where I teach people how to become successful digital nomads
yogacharles.com, where I teach new yoga teachers how to become successful entrepreneurs