The 'It' job of Silicon Valley

  @FortuneMagazine October 10, 2013: 7:36 AM ET
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If Aaron Sorkin were writing a television drama about Silicon Valley right now -- let's call it The Techplex -- one of his key characters might be a product manager. He (most likely he, but maybe she) would be a good-looking, business-savvy type with an undergraduate degree in computer science, perhaps five years out of college. He'd be the "it" employee of the drama, the person at the center of a crew that would include engineers, marketers, designers, and the CEO-founder.

But what exactly would this character do?

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