Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard quotes on skills

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

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Great founders: High integrity Learning machines High energy High pain threshold Intellectual flexibility Empathetic Culturally curious Quick at forgetting (mistake amnesia) Unbelievable recruiters Incredible storytellers Patient & urgent Playful Point of view heavy

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Being able to think twenty years younger or older than your age is an incredible skill.

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Investing, unlike entrepreneurship, is a skill you can improve at deep into your life. The discipline, patterns and irrational mistakes you once made are all critical variables of the puzzle. If you want to learn a life skill that won’t diminish with time study investing.

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Your ability to clearly imagine the world not how it is today but how it could be is the greatest entrepreneurial skill.

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Top product people practice reductionism. They take radically complex concepts and distill them down to the bare minimum. Their skill is directed by years of trial and error; pain and failure. The sooner you practice reductionism, the better you’ll be at product.

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Developing a positive relationship with suffering is one of the most important skills to master.

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One of the most important product skills is to be cognizant of when you are asking the customer to think too much.

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Your first functional prototype tells a lot about your product skills and ability to cut through the noise

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