Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah quotes on skills

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

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Learn to write really well. It’s the one skill that’s guaranteed to improve your life. Countless benefits come when your writing improves. One of the most important ones is that you’ll be more easily understood when you communicate with other people.

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The people who personally grow the fastest have one thing in common: they are able to thrive within constantly changing circumstances.

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When you start a business your job is to do everything. As you grow a business your job is to find and convince other people to do 99% of what you used to do. Both sets of skills are required to scale yourself and the business you created.

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Recognizing another individual’s potential before they do is an underrated human skill.

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It’s easier than ever to build software. Now, in just a few hours, you can create something that used to take specialized skills and countless days. This is all because of the "no code" tools that let you do so much without writing a single line of code.

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The ability to delay gratification and strong impulse control are crucial startup skills that now apply to just about everyone.

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Being able to understand and respect another person's point of view without dismissing it is an underrated skill.

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The ability to learn new skills quickly is a superpower everyone can have.

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Context switching effortlessly is a skill most people don’t have. It doesn’t seem to come naturally. So, we have a commonly held collective belief that context switching is bad.

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