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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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

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