Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr. quotes on entrepreneurship

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

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The best product people I know are truth seekers. They overcome their own ego, politics within their organization, and personal biases — and they build what customers actually want. Truth is the hardest thing to achieve when building products. Seek truth.

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The most underrated personality trait in tech is patience. * We want products to ship faster to acquire more customers. * We want portfolio companies to succeed faster to return capital to LP's. * We want to get promoted faster to keep up with friends & peers. Be patient.

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My favorite product leaders are people who have strong opinions and zero ego. So hard to find.

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When you're pitching investors, make sure to: 1. Be honest about your metrics. 2. Sound excited about your product. 3. Explain your revenue model. 4. Understand your acquisition costs. 5. Know why you're raising money.

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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.

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3) As an industry, tech is very casual. This casualness means that people who act like professionals stand out even more. Strive for that.

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The best entrepreneurs have enough confidence to admit when their intuition is wrong. They're self aware and know when to move on.

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Almost every "startup studio" model has failed to produce notable companies. Reinforces the importance of focus and conviction.

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