Product management and product design quotes from Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Ed Tufte, Ovid and others.
Focus is about saying no. And the result of that focus is going to be some really great products.
All companies have great engineering and sales people. There must be a gravitational force to pull it together.
Everyone says the user is the most important thing, but then nobody really does it.
Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Kris Gale (@kgale)
The value is in what gets used, not in what gets built.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Perfection is achieved when there’s nothing left to be removed.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Arthur C. Clarke
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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Edward R. Tufte (@EdwardTufte)
Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.
The most vital thing I’ve done is pointing the talents of those who work for us towards a certain goal.
Everyone needs deadlines. If we didn’t have deadlines, we’d stagnate.
Ovid, ca. 10 B.C.
Add little to little, and there will be a big pile.
Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
Mark Suster (@msuster)
So many people think good enough is good enough. It isn’t. Every word matters. Every pixel matters. Details dominate. Average loses.