Founders ought to be a bit less ambitious.
When you bring software to the marketplace, you're competing for attention in
a cruel world. Where you focus your resources matters immensely. Because
complexity in software is
a multipler, new features built
today will cost time, effort and money tomorrow.
That's why it's critical to build the tiniest product you can first. The
sooner your application is humming along in a real person's hands, the sooner
they're going to tell you all the reasons they love or hate it.
Feedback from real users as early as possible is the most valuable asset to your
team. When the only user feedback comes from an insulated CEO or
project manager, it's likely the feedback received, while well-meaning, is going
to be at least a few degrees away from the needs of your users.
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