For product managers: “The best startup advice I’ve heard”

“Here is some of the best startup advice I’ve heard or given (mostly heard)”, writes Sam Altman. Of the 95 pieces of advice he offers, here are the nine I found most interesting for product managers and product-focused founders:

  1. Make something people want.
  2. In the current pivot-happy world, good ideas are underweight.  It’s worth the time to think through a good one.
  3. Obsess about the quality of the product.
  4. Listen to everyone.  Then make your own decision.
  5. Simple is good.  Be suspicious of complexity.
  6. Most things are not as risky as they seem.
  7. It’s better to make a decision and be wrong than to equivocate.
  8. It’s easier to sell painkillers than vitamins.
  9. Surf someone else’s wave.

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