~16 min read · From 2015 · July 2013One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that don't scale. A lot of would-be founders believe that startups either take off or don't. You build…
You can't wait for users to come to you. You have to go out and get them
It's not the product that should be insanely great, but the experience of being your user.
~20 min read · From 2018 · Superhuman founder and CEO Rahul Vohra walks us through the framework his startup used to make product/market fit more actionable, detailing the survey and four-step process that were key to measuring…
8 min read · Jul 12th · The vast majority of news sites or apps are filled with flaws that make the experience painful. Many are easy to fix.
Recently, I wanted to subscribe to a newsletter from another notorious publisher. The reply was: “Allow us 10 days to process your request”. No! We are in 2021!
The idea of getting the very same home page and section headers whether I’m a tech guy from France or a retiree from Phoenix is simply appalling. It’s like having always the same home page when you log in on Amazon or YouTube.
~13 min read · Jul 6th · My friend Marty Cagan released two articles, this one and this one, describing some of the challenges to product thinking. You should read them. He’s right. This article is about something more…
~13 min read · Jul 8th · Elena Verna is a Reforge EIR and Partner on the Experimentation and Monetization Deep Dive programs. Elena is a Growth Advisor to Miro, MongoDB, Maze, and others. She was formerly SVP for Product &…
1 min read · Jul 8th · Short post this week. I'd like to share an exercise I use during my North Star Framework workshops. The exercise is valuable no matter which framework you end up using. First some background. In the…
3 min read · Jul 1st · Autonomy. Empowerment. Agency. I hear, and use, these words often. But what do they mean? A couple years ago I tried to tackle this problem without getting bogged down in definitions.