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When Perfect Is (and Isn't) the Enemy of Good

A New Project

If you already have a big, successful product in the market and want to launch a new, not-so-perfect product, it may not be a great idea.

Launching a bare-bones product is more suitable for early-stage companies.

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The right mindset

To make sustainable progress, you don't have to be consistently great; it's about being great at being consistent.

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Writing = business planning
Writing = business planning
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Powerpoint decks are designed to sell, not explain

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