20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes by Dave Wascha (5/9)

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.