Measure, Test, and Try

By editor on February 19, 2018 — 1 min read

Specifically in my group, what I would tell them all the time is, we need to do three things consistently, and repeatedly:

We need to measure things, we need to test hypotheses, and we need to try all kinds of random things — especially the things that may sound silly, or wrong, or stupid.

And the reason is because it allows you to take the ego out of running a company. Ego and arrogance are poisonous in building successful organizations. And so these three things, in my opinion, do more to create a culture of transparency and openness, where you can stumble into, and hopefully find, product leverage in a B2C company. (49:08)

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Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.