Yin and Yang is Product Management

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.


  • How can product managers learn to balance competing priorities and objectives to achieve “yin and yang”? (3:35)
  • How can product managers balance data and vision? (5:00)
  • What are some examples John encountered of balancing data and vision while at TaskRabbit? (6:50)
  • What does John consider to be the yin and yang of stakeholder management? (7:50)
  • How does John manage making decisions based on consensus vs. the customer? (11:40)
  • How can PMs become better at prioritization? (14:15)

John Vars

Chief Product Officer at Varo Money and former Chief Product Officer of TaskRabbit

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