Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah quotes on creation vs consumption

I tweet about startups, growing businesses, and product strategy. Co-founder of @usefyi and @producthabits with @MarieProkopets. Past: @crazyegg & KISSmetrics.

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The simpler something feels to use, the harder it was to create. It took more time and debates for the maker(s) to get it right. That’s why you shouldn’t study makers to imitate their creations. Study makers to figure out how they make things.

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We exist to create.

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Founders are really great at describing their personal reality as truth, after the fact. This is especially the case with first-time founders. Documenting what’s happening in your company right now for public, internal or personal consumption helps keep reality & facts in line.

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An opinionated product gets people to share their opinion about it. Thus, reinforcing the opinions of the creators and intention behind the product. It’s like building word of mouth into your product.

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