Dave Wascha, a Product Manager with over 20 years of experience, shares the biggest learnings of his long career condensed into a lovely 25 minute talk at Mind The Product. It covers customers, competition, vision and much more from key concepts to fundamentals that perhaps escape many even after having gained a lot of experience.
–> Key Takeaways:
–> Listen to customers.
–> But, don’t listen to customers always.
–> Keep an eye on the competition.
–> But, don’t obsess over the competition.
–> Be a thief. Take inspiration but don’t steal.
–> Get paid.
–> Stop worrying about getting paid. Some things may not result in improved returns but are worth doing for your customers.
–> Speed up execution.
–> Learn to say no.
–> Don’t be a visionary.
–> Don’t confuse yourself with your customer.
–> Be dumb. Don’t lose that (customer-centric) child in you.