Learning from successes is much more valuable than learning from failures because there are almost infinite ways to fail (things to learn not to do), but very few ways to succeed (learning what you actually should do).
“Evolution doesn’t linger on past failures, it’s always building on what works. So should you.”
The best way to make something great is through iterations. Stop theorizing about what will work. Find out now.
Inspiration has an expiry date. SEIZE IT.
“Do everything you can to remove layers of abstraction. The problem with abstractions, like documents and reports, is that they create illusions of agreement. A hundred people can read the same words, but in their heads they’re imagining a hundred different things.“
Only by getting to something real do you get to true understanding. Whenever possible, show rather than tell when discussing ideas.
Listen to feedback from your customers, but don’t write it down. If it’s really important, it’ll keep coming up and you won’t be able to forget it.
“If I had listened to my customers, I would’ve gotten them a faster horse.”