Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard quotes on success

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

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Delaying gratification is one of the key factors for future success in product, entrepreneurship & life. To delay gratification means to be able to function under stress. Impulsivity is a cancerous state-of-mind designed to obliterate your ability to play the long game.

2

If you succeed, be thankful and forget. If you fail, be thankful and forget.

3

If your product doesn’t alienate a large group of consumers it won’t succeed.

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There will be a small amount of people that want you to succeed. There will be a small amount of people that want you to fail. That’s about them not you. And there will be a sea of people in the middle who don’t care. The people truly with you, they are everything.

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A successful product is the result of many courageous decisions.

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Attention to detail is the mother of good fortune.

7

Traction plus vision is unstoppable.

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The closer you get to experiencing your product as a customer the greater the odds of success.

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If you aren’t building the product for yourself in consumer the chances of success are incredibly small

10

Fail by chasing trends, succeed by pursuing sincere interests.

11

Rejection is a success tax.

12

Products that reveal themselves as you use them succeed.

13

Simplicity is the defining factor of consumer success.

14

Why certain products failed is more instructive than why things succeeded.

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Above all else, rapid shipping cadence is the definitive success variable.

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Good products can fail in a bad market just as often as a bad products can succeed in a good market.

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Your product can’t succeed without detractors.

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