Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah quotes on work

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

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Startup life can be summed up in three steps: 1. Find problem 2. Fix problem 3. Go back to step 1 Works for every thing you need to do in a startup. Growth is determined by a combination of how fast you can go through the steps successfully and how long you can keep at it.


Startup people get obsessed about their work and can burnout as a result. Healthy obsession starts with personal habits that prevent you from burning out.


Remote work is just work. Because software is everywhere.


Managing a remote team is not the same as managing a work from home team.


There is rarely ever a substitute that you will find to doing the work. Everything great that exists in this world was a result of people doing the work. Trying to find magic bullets or shortcuts will waste your time. Figure out what work you need to do and then go do it.


People don’t work for you. People work with you.


Working from phone is the new working from home.


Even if marketing isn’t in our job titles, we all do marketing.


Your own work ethic and that of the people around you need to match. If they don't, it'll make it harder to get alignment.


The #1 thing Product Managers own is documentation.


We’re never going back to the office as we knew it.


A Product person’s job is never done.


The secret to consistently getting in flow while working is upfront planning.


The maker movement is here. Anyone can be a maker. With just a computer or even a phone, no matter who you are or where you live, you as an individual can make complex experiences that live on the Internet for others to consume. There’s magic in the air.


Lots of declarations about the office being dead, forever. Truth is, the future of work is uncertain and we just don't know yet.


The past, present and future of work is distributed. This has been a fact since the Internet came along. We’re not doing anything new, the tools are just getting so much better.


The move to online-first everything is going to accelerate at a breakneck speed. Driven by both fear and necessity. It’s not just about remote work. It’s about businesses being able to continue growing without relying on in-person meetings and events.


Working from home is the new normal. Nobody predicted this.


Offices are closed. Co-working spaces aren’t open. Kids are home from school. This isn’t your normal remote work situation. Everyone’s getting pushed into working from home. And it’s happening really fast. The transition has been messy.


I haven’t heard a single person tell me that they want to use more SaaS at work.

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