Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard quotes on taking action

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

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1

Your product is imperfect. Your team is imperfect. You are imperfect. That’s precisely why you keep building. There’s so much left to do and experience. It’s time to test yourself — to walk through the forest of impossibility. That’s entrepreneurship.

2

Don’t do a better job than the competition, do what the competition can’t do.

3

Long development cycles create idle time, morphing product teams into theorist not builders. Product theorists devise crackpot intellectual frameworks that distance themselves from real users. The kiss of death. Stay close. Sketch. Prototype. Build. Action over theory.

4

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”.

5

Deliver on just story, do well. Deliver on just product, do even better. Deliver on both story and product—dent the universe.

6

Stop comparing and start creating.

7

Stuck? Build a prototype with no code and see how it feels in your hand. Stop intellectualizing are start doing.

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