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Dec 16, 2020

Learning notes from this episode:


  • Work with designers first: your first hire should be a user experience designer, not a developer.
  • You don't need a CTO co-founder, but you do need a technical lead or advisor.
  • Work with a product studio, rather than freelance developers or a development shop at the start.

If you...

Dec 9, 2020

Learning notes from this episode:


  • Always work with designers before hiring developers. 
  • Come to UX designers with a problem you want to solve, rather than a feature list
  • When you're thinking of target users for your product, think about their behaviour, not just demographics. 


If you want to get more practical...

Dec 2, 2020

Learnings notes from this episode:


Good product managers

  • Know the market, the product and the competition
  • Take full responsibility for the success of the product
  • Marketing counterparts to the engineering manager
  • Feel good when they figure out WHAT, i.e. what problem they are solving for the user