Make your product an extension of you

My man Neval dropped some deep knowledge on me this morning in a post that was probably less than 150 words.

No Really, it would’ve been easy to miss this.

Most people probably did miss it since his post is almost 2 years old and I haven’t heard it repeated at all.

Not only was it the first time I read it, it was the first time I heard any mentor state this so plainly.  So read this carefully:

Often, the best companies are ones where the product is an extension of the founder’s personality, which shouldn’t be a big surprise, since everyone is passionate about themselves.

This might be the key ingredient to the secret sauce we’ve been searching for.  This just might the most important thing about entrepreneurship I’ve ever read.

The name of Neval’s post is Before product-market fit, find passion-market fit and I suggest you spend the next 5 minutes reading it 5 times.

Btw…this is in direct conflict with the advice Mark Cuban gives.  But I think Neval is right.

Or are they saying the same thing in a different way?

What do you think?


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