John Vars, Chief Product Officer at Varo Money and former Chief Product Officer of TaskRabbit, shares the opposing factors product managers need to weigh when it comes to data-driven decision-making, stakeholder management, and prioritization.
(3:35) How can product managers learn to balance competing priorities and objectives to achieve “yin and yang”?
(5:00) How can product managers balance data and vision?
(6:50) What are some examples John encountered of balancing data and vision while at TaskRabbit?
(7:50) What does John consider to be the yin and yang of stakeholder management?
(11:40) How does John manage making decisions based on consensus vs. the customer?
(14:15) How can PMs become better at prioritization?
What John is Reading
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions