Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard quotes on personal learning / growth

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

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Being coachable is worth 20 IQ points.


One of the hardest things for a young designer or product manager to do is show off unfinished work Learn how to do this, it will quickly become an invaluable part of your growth process


The only way to grow is to force yourself to try new things. Read a book, talk to a stranger, take a road trip, try out a recipe, go for a long walk in nature. Switch it up. We all get stuck. It’s okay once you realize there are tools to get “unstucked”.


Competing with yourself is the ultimate learned behavior.


Rapid shipping cadence is essential. If you don’t ship, you don’t learn. When you don’t learn, you become a product speculator. I know zero successful product speculators.


In company building, everything is a phase. The single most important characteristic in the early days is being rapidly adaptable. Speed, flexibility & point-of-view are your lifeblood. Keep adapting, moving & learning.


To master anything, you must see through the eyes of a child.


Learn through practice not theory. It’s also way more fun.


If coaching is not individualized, it’s just dogma.


The best way to learn something is to take it apart and put it back together


Learn to unlearn.


Early life grit manifest into leadership later.

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