Invert, always, invert

"Inversion is based on the maxim - invert, always, invert. It is about considering an inverse (usually a negative) outcome and listing the reasons for these. It forces you to either stop doing certain things or avoid the actions that lead to the negative outcomes. It gives us new possibilities and capabilities that we might not have considered otherwise." - Anup Jadhav

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22 principles for great product managers

"21. Every project includes a mix of Discovery, Design, and Delivery (and iteration); you should make sure these run in sequence." - Alex Reeve

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You need to have a vision

"You can’t be reactive. You have to have a sense of where you’re going. Because if you don’t, how can you know how to respond to the troubles that pop up along the way?" - Daily Stoic

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Productively managing conflict

"Alternative processes (e.g. 'dedicate 20% of engineering time to improving platform response speeds,' or 'if we fall below a certains speed benchmark, we’ll pause other priorities to get back to our standards') would have allowed you to more smoothly align incentives and set your team up for success." - Stay SaaSy

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How the pizza-focused app Slice got their first 1000 customers

"Fit yourself within the existing workflow to show value and then change them for the better." - Ilir Sela

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Cost and value

"Your customers don’t care what it took for you to make something. They care about what it does for them." - Seth Godin

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Delegate what you know best

“Because it is easier to monitor something with which you are familiar, if you have a choice you should delegate those activities you know best.” - Andy Grove

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How to lead from home

“Many have talked about it’s important not to be continually working, just because we’re working from home. For managers, I’d take this further: let’s not pressure our teams to be continually online without realising we are doing so. If we do not set clear expectations about their response times and what’s expected, this pressure can be felt without us even being aware of it.” - Chris Parsons

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How to get rich

“Wealth buys your freedom You want wealth because it buys you freedom—so you don’t have to wear a tie like a collar around your neck; so you don’t have to wake up at 7:00 a.m. to rush to work and sit in commute traffic; so you don’t have to waste your life grinding productive hours away into a soulless job that doesn’t fulfill you.” - Naval Ravikant

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Is everything going to be okay?

"If we mean, 'Is everything going to be the way it is going to be?' then the answer is yes. Of course. If we define whatever happens as okay, then everything will be." - Seth Godin

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