What Playing in a Rock Band Taught Me About Product Management

John Vars
John Vars
Aug 11, 2016 · 9 min read
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Method Engine, SF, 1999. That’s me on the left looking grumpy.

Play Ugly, Play Often, Play Different Songs

Play Lots of Gigs

Write Songs Outside Your Comfort Zone

Play Well With Others

Tell the Drummer what the Song is About

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A poster for a Bottom the Hill show in 1999

Let the Bass Player Write Her Part

Play in the Broader Ecosystem

So You Can Play Guitar, Now Learn the Music Business

Definitely Crowd Surf


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John Vars

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John Vars

CEO @Mixhalo (formerly CPO @GetQonto, @VaroMoney, @TaskRabbit and Co-Founder @dogster)

Startup Grind

Stories, tips, and learnings from and for startups around the world. Welcoming submissions re: startup education, tech trends, product, design, hiring, growth, investing, and more. Interested in submitting? Visit our submission form here: https://airtable.com/shrShpeN89HrzCzOB

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