Teams is particularly effective as a way to prevent a Microsoft customer from even trying Slack. And, in that case, it doesn’t matter how much “love” Slack put into its product: said love was not simply unrequited, but unexperienced.
—The Slack Social Network by Ben Thompson
This has always been the gap in the Amazon model. It’s ever more efficient at finding what you already know you want and shipping it to you, but bad at suggesting things you don’t already know about, and terrible whenever a product needs something specific—just try finding children’s shoes by size
—Benedict Evans, in ‘Amazon as experiment’
…A writing course. Every assignment would be delivered in five versions: A three page version, a one page version, a three paragraph version, a one paragraph version, and a one sentence version.
I don’t care about the topic. I care about the editing. I care about the constant refinement and compression.
—Jason Fried, in ‘The writing class I’d like to teach’
Each step requires asking “What’s really important?” That’s the most important question you can ask yourself about anything. The class would really be about answering that very question at each step of the way. Whittling it all down until all that’s left is the point.
It’s tricky to define better. But without a doubt, the heart and soul of a thriving enterprise is the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible.
Seth’s Blog: Irresistible is rarely easy or rational
I just absolute love this phrase:
the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible
I also love the word ‘enterprise‘ – it fits equally to a business objectives, as to a personal project, or a community action.
Incumbents fail to value new innovations properly because they attempt to apply them to their existing customers and product architectures — or value networks.
Apple Inc: A Pre-Mortem, January 25, 2017 at 12:49PM