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“Ben Horowitz uses the difference between a vitamin and an aspirin to articulate this point. Vitamins are nice to have; they offer some potential health benefits, but you probably don’t interrupt your commute when you are halfway to the office to return home for the vitamin you neglected to take before you left the house. It also takes a very, very long time to know if your vitamins are even working for you. If you have a headache, though, you’ll do just about anything to get an aspirin! They solve your problem and they are fast acting. Similarly, products that often have massive advantages over the status quo are aspirins; VCs want to fund aspirins.”
Scott Kupor, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It

“If someone says maybe, write it down as no.”
Cindy Alvarez, Lean Customer Development: Building Products Your Customers Will Buy

Richard P. Rumelt
“Quality matters when quantity is an inadequate substitute. If a building contractor finds that her two-ton truck is on another job, she may easily substitute two one-ton trucks to carry landfill. On the other hand, if a three-star chef is ill, no number of short-order cooks is an adequate replacement. One hundred mediocre singers are not the equal of one top-notch singer. Keeping children additional hours or weeks in broken schools—schools that can neither educate nor control behavior—does not help and probably increases resentment and distrust.”
Richard P. Rumelt, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

Henry Ford
“Buying ahead of requirements does not pay. Any wins are negated later down the line.”
Henry Ford, My Life And Work

Henry Ford
“Be not bound by the present, but leave nothing to luck.”
Henry Ford, My Life And Work

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