Garry Tan

Garry Tan quotes on product management

Founder Initialized. PM/designer/eng turned Forbes Midas List Top 100 VC in startups worth over $40B, before product-market fit.

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The most brutal thing about the PM job is that doing the *easy* thing (path of least resistance within an org to get something shipped) is usually the *wrong* thing. The *right* thing is rabid and constant advocacy for the customer. This is why remarkable PMing is quite rare.

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Humility is necessary to build a great product. Arrogance believes the product is great and anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.

3

Middle managers write a 5 page email justifying why a bad product decision was made. Great builders fix it and send a one line email after, saying that issue is now fixed.

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