Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah quotes on writing

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

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This is a never ending thread of the very best online content and resources for early stage startups. Relevant for both self-funded/bootstrapped and venture backed pre-seed/seed stage companies.

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Your best marketing copy is sitting in the customer’s mind.

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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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I would pay for the notes people take when reading books.

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Written communication is how work gets done in a distributed environment. That’s the secret.

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Most SaaS websites have too much copy that customers don't care about.

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Short sentances are key to communicating ideas effectively. This doesn’t come naturally for most people. Takes deliberate practice.

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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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The best advice isn’t in a blog post.

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Writing makes your thoughts clear and crisp.

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There's a lot of great content out there these days. And it's becoming harder and harder to find and discover early.

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Simple words and short sentences.

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