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
Don’t yuck other people’s yums.
If you obsess over your competition, you end up delivering yesterday’s broken technology tomorrow.
– Intercom’s Put an end to feature creep
Because a user can use your product, it doesn’t mean they will.
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
The faster you react, the less you think. Not always, but often.
– Jason Fried, from Give it five minutes