Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr. quotes on competition

Founder at ChapterOne, an early-stage product fund. Building Product Club this summer. Before VP Product, Revenue at Tinder.

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1

I see startup founders become obsessed with competitors. 99% of the time, neither startup has product market fit and the competitor becomes a crutch for why things aren't working. "If we build that feature they released, things will get better." Worst use of your time.

2

Anything that can be copied will be copied in consumer tech.

3

At the end of the day, we're all trying to win. * Resist the urge to speak poorly about competition. * Listen to product ideas from unheard voices and be known as someone who gives thoughtful feedback. * Congratulate other product teams when they do something you admire.

4

Every great app has 10+ copycats. There is no shame anymore. 1. First mover advantage is important, but rarely dictates who wins. 2. Focus on your product and creating loyal customers. 3. Make your customers more successful on your product than your copycats and you can win.

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