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By Jason Goldberg
I’ve been founding and helping run technology companies since 1999. My latest company is fabulis.com. Here are 57 lessons I’ve learned along the way. I could have listed 100+ but I didn’t want to bore you.
1. Build something you are personally passionate about. You are your best focus group.
2. User experience matters a lot. Most products that fail do so because users don’t understand how to get value from them. Many product fail by being too complex.
3. Be technical. You don’t have to write code but you do have to understand how it is built and how it works.
4. The CEO of a startup must, must, must be the product manager. He/she must own the functional user experience.
5. Stack rank your features. No two features are ever created equal. You can’t do everything all at once. Force prioritization.
6. Use a bug tracking system and religiously manage development action items from it.
7. Ship it. You’ll never know how good your product is until real people touch it and give you feedback.
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