Brian Norgard

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Entrepreneur & investor. Ex-CPO, Tinder. Architect of the top grossing app. Investor @SpaceX @Lyft @AngelList @NotionHQ @Airtable & many more...

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Own a business or be owned by a business.

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People buy stories not products.

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Behaviors that are rewarded in the corporate world will destroy your next startup.

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What do blazing technology equity growth stocks like Netflix, Spotify and Tinder all have in common? Subscription first business models that millennials prefer every-day-of-week versus ads A changing of the guard is in effect

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Lots of great products are poor businesses. Lots of poor products are great businesses. Rest assured, the gap is closing fast.

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Products that people use purely instinctively — without thinking — are the most powerful.

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Not enough companies employ humor as a selling tool. Admittedly, making people laugh isn’t easy but when you get it right people don’t forget the brand.

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Big companies want to act like startups. Startups want to act like big companies. Both are flawed.

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Want to see a company that wasn’t an accident? Analyze their alumni network.

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The challenge is the opportunity

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Great businesses never start out looking like anything other than weird insights.

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The only certain way to stay close to the customer is to be the customer.

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Satisfy those near and those far will come.

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When no one questions the demand side of a market, it’s usually a signal of spectacularly massive market.

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