Best 94 Quotes & Tweets on Market

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The only two ways to coordinate human societies at scale are free markets and physical power. Any ideology rejecting free markets is just advocating for power. Socialism, communism, and fascism all converge to the same endpoint - rule by the biggest thug.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Take feedback from nature and markets, not from people.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

A group of people who think differently is a market. A group of people who think alike is a mob.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

The Efficient Markets Hypothesis fails because humans are herd animals, not independent rational actors. Thus the best investors tend to be antisocial and contrarian.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

The best jobs are neither decreed nor degreed. They are creative expressions of continuous learners in free markets.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Competing with everyone: $10/hr Competing with a few: $100/hr Selling a product: $1,000/hr Building equity: $10,000/hr Making a market: $100,000/hr

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

A well-designed market for betting on climate change would allow the communities at greatest risk to buy insurance and literally transfer wealth from the ignorant to the knowledgeable.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

from a founder i really respect: "the hardest thing for me to learn was that the market does not care about effort or struggle, only output"

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

9

Investing favors the dispassionate. Markets efficiently separate emotional investors from their money.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Build for everyone and you build for no one. Build for one person and you build for thousands.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

Any metric unchecked by nature or free markets eventually gets gamed.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

Next time an investor tells you your market is too small, ask them for the size of the market 10 years ago for Airbnb, Uber, or Snapchat.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

13

“How do you stay motivated?” Find an audience! Find customers! Once you have those, you will stop asking. Being able to help people is better motivation than any routine, plan, or life hack.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

14

Any analysis of California’s economic success should note its monopolization of all of the warm, dry coastline in the largest market in the world.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

For 99% of entrepreneurs, I think a good filter for business ideas is: 1) Is someone already doing this? 2) Only do it if the answer is yes. So much time is wasted building "something new" in markets that don't exist. Instead, find new ways to serve old markets.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

One day, we'll wonder how we had free speech and free markets without freed networks and freed currencies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

Operating an economy without cryptocurrencies will eventually be like operating one without financial markets today.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

An economy run by markets / blockchains instead of middlemen / authorities would make our current society look like a communist bureaucracy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

Complexity seduces builders. Simplicity seduces buyers.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

20

Online course idea: How to consume information. It’s such an important topic and few people study it carefully. Eventually, people will watch their information diet like they watch what they eat. Good frameworks will make society smarter too. Important problem, huge market.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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One of my early mistakes in the 1st two years of building a co was building new products because users seemed happy. That lack of focus put us back a year. It's usually a mistake to expand to a new mkt because the product is "done" for the primary one but your mkt share is < 1%.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

22

If people want to buy your product because there's you behind it, you're in an uncontested market space. The competition becomes irrelevant. Nobody can copy you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

23

Selling your first product will teach you more about your customers than years of market research

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

24

Every market I've seen eventually punishes clever investors and rewards patient ones. Cryptocurrencies will be no different.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

It feels good to be praised by your peers. It feels better to be valued by the market. Rather run a packed restaurant than a Michelin-starred one. Rather design a product loved by customers than by other designers.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

26

The market may be irrational in the short term, but so are you if you think that you can time it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

27

Online education will create winner-take-all classes. The best teachers for popular subjects will spend millions on high-quality production. As they dominate the market, they’ll invest more and attract even more students. Like the rest of the Internet, the big will get bigger.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

28

Markets need rule of law, and rulers create constraints. Blockchains use code as law, and point the way towards true free markets.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

29

A/B testing is over-rated. If you want to build something innovative, follow your intuition. Skip the market research and bet on a bold vision of the future.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

30

There’s a direct relationship between how deep your minimum viable product must be and how crowded your market is— Novel? Release what is new first. Iterate. Crowded? Focus on what is novel—you must be clearly better than some of the alternatives for some customers even if few.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

31

As long as people need help, you have an opportunity.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

32

The only thing harder than building a great product is timing a great market.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

33

First to market is less important than first to scale.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

34

Nothing happens faster than the market wants.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

35

Nations are trying to birth the next Silicon Valley when they can simply buy the next generation of Internet protocols on open markets.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

36

Think of growing a social media following like growing a start-up: Create a niche market so small that you can dominate it. Then expand.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

37

Surprised how many business people (on Twitter) don’t get this… Your product is *not* a fit in the market unless it’s profitable.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

38

You can be a free-market advocate and still believe the profit motive doesn’t have a place in education, health care, prisons, etc.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

39

Consumer will never go out of fashion because there’s always a new way to repackage human desire.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

40

Stories move markets more than numbers ever will

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

41

To get started, find a problem. To get paid, find a market.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Products that target a large market don’t usually start by boiling the ocean. They build incrementally after finding a hugely valuable solution to a single pain point. It’s too easy to look at a company after it’s scaled and believe the opposite - that they started with it all.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

43

You can’t predict if people are going to like your product nor should you, there is no more mentally exhausting exercise All you can do is have a crystal clear point of view, obsessively reduce and deliver The market will sort the rest out

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Most people strive to be first to market but another clever approach is being intentionally *delayed* to market. You let a few companies form, validate what the demand is like, discover big gaps unsolved, and you narrowly solve a different big problem vs the most competitive one.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

45

If people want to buy your product because there's you behind it, you're in an uncontested market space with no competition. Nobody can copy you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

46

The market doesn’t reward you for getting better, it rewards you for convincing people you’re better.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

47

Higher prices decrease the size of your market, but increase the quality of your customers.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

In a competitive market, it is impossible to alter prices by fiat without affecting supply or demand, or both. It is that simple.

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

@rabois

49

Most people sell their expertise to the market indirectly by selling their time to a business they don't own. Build products and cut out the middle man.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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If you create things that you can keep on the market at a very low cost (including your time), you almost cannot fail. Worst case scenario is a slow success.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo