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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We are quickly moving toward a world where remote work will just be called work


There’s a great deal of discussion as of late about “remote” being the future of work. Remote is the future of everything. Education. Fitness. Experiences. Medicine. Relationships. Community. The technology is finally cohesive enough—VR will simply accelerate this trend.


The future of work: -fully distributed teams -small tribes of creatives working in high intensity batches (co-located in non office settings) -persistent connection site & sound tools culminating in a full VR -further improved real-time translation tools -hologram style meetings


One of the toughest aspects of building a new product is you have to predict correctly a massive change in a critical technological, cultural or behavioral vector. That goes way beyond the ability to build something.


The next wave of consumer growth will be about “virtual places” where people talk, socialize & play in semi-immersive, friction free settings Discord & Fortnite come to mind as examples of “places” that will come to dominate the landscape There will be “places” for everything


Predictions are utterly irrelevant unless there’s skin in the game.


One of the coolest aspects of building products is you get to see the future.


You can’t predict if people are going to like your product nor should you, there is no more mentally exhausting exercise All you can do is have a crystal clear point of view, obsessively reduce and deliver The market will sort the rest out


Fail by chasing trends, succeed by pursuing sincere interests.


One of the greatest gifts as an entrepreneur is you get to see the future in the present.


The smartest people in our industry are routinely wrong about people, companies and trends. Factor that into your decision making process.


Great founders teach us how to think about a future we could not envision.


The instantaneous cross over between real and virtual worlds is the future.


Be selfish not selfless in building your product. You are the ultimate source of truth on what’s interesting, inspiring and cool. Leave the predictions to the gamblers.


The most satisfying aspect of seeing lots of early-stage startups is observing not where the world is but where it is going. It's a better world, I am certain.


I saw the future this morning I’ve only seen her a few times — but today she decided to make an appearance It’s going to be a wild, free & very different tribal-software enabled world You thought mobile was the shift? Mobile was just the first piece The best is yet to come

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