Launch quickly, iterate, and get a product into the hands of customers to learn and improve over time.
Learn how to build an MVP or minimum viable product by avoiding the "midwit meme" and trusting the decision-making process of both experienced and inexperienced founders.
Launch quickly, iterate, and get a product into the hands of customers to learn and improve over time, rather than getting distracted by surveys, interviews, fundraising, and other non-essential tasks.
As an early stage founder, the goal is to quickly release a minimum viable product, talk to initial customers, iterate the product based on their feedback, and repeat the process to learn and improve.
Start small and focus on early adopters who are open to gradual improvement, don't fear rejection from those who aren't your target audience.
Starting with a small product is not a bad idea as early adopters are usually interested in talking to startups.
Customers who have real problems and are open to using new software respond well to a pitch that promises gradual improvement over time.
Don't be afraid of customers not liking your product, as those who will never use it in the first place are not your target audience, and it's important to lean into the fear and ask yourself if it's real rather than acting on it.
Successful products are fast to build, have limited functionality, and appeal to a small set of users, as demonstrated by the first version of Airbnb which lacked payments, map view, and only worked for conferences.