We tend not to think beyond our own experiences, believing we can extend what we know to the rest of the world. This makes us very (very) prone to solving problems that apply only to ourselves. When you design only for yourself, it’s not design; it’s indulging your vanity. Which is completely fine, but not what you’re here to learn.

– Stephanie Engle, in Intro to Product Design

Good metrics aren’t just about raising money from VCs … they’re about running the business in a way where founders can know how — and why — certain things are working (or not).


Metrics are often wrong. I think this is something that is often not talked about as much publicly out of general embarrassment. But every company faces this.

– Samson Hu in Building Analytics at 500px, a brilliant article on building and evangelizing analytics infrastructure and dashboards