Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard quotes on team

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

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Junior product teams obsess over creating features. Senior product teams obsess over eliminating features.

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Work with people that make arguing enjoyable.

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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.

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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

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The team you build is the company you build

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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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Once you work with a brilliant designer you can’t go back.

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If your team continually agrees with one another hire a skeptic.

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Life building products is far easier when you start with a specific customer in mind. A real person. At critical forks in the road, you and your team can come back and rationally ask, “Is this a good decision for said person?”

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Video conferencing thrives with people you know and fails with people you don’t know because humans have and incalculably long list of items they gather from proximity.

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Groups are risk appetite stunting machines.

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