Sweat the Product

Collections of untold stories from entrepreneurs and product people.

Introducing...

Allan Yu

Allan Yu

Svpply, Google-X

Find mentors and find people in your life who encourage you to think your own thoughts.
Deepa Subramaniam

Deepa Subramaniam

Adobe, charity: water

I think to be a really strong product manager, you need strong opinions that are backed through gut instinct.
Jesse Lamb

Jesse Lamb

Dispatch, Meetup, & Loose Leaves

It's much more important to see it from your user's perspective than to just put it out there.
Sahadeva Hammari

Sahadeva Hammari

Rumplo, Print Society, CollabFinder, & Supercharger

Just working for yourself is not enough. Working on something important and good is best.
Noah Kagan

Noah Kagan

AppSumo & SumoMe

We really should have engineers and designers that just make their decisions, and the business people bring food.
Jack Groetzinger

Jack Groetzinger

SeatGeek

I think there's this sort of misnomer now that either you're a technical person or you're not...
Brian Wang

Brian Wang

Fitocracy

I think most companies or startups are really better off thinking about revenue early.
Adii Pienaar

Adii Pienaar

WooThemes & Receiptful

Even though that first version was very much imperfect, the first day I released it, I had five sales.
Jake Przespo

Jake Przespo

Product Designer

As far as running a product team, I think there's a lot of time wasted on long meetings and failed processes.
Jon Wheatley

Jon Wheatley

Need/Want

I stumbled into the whole entrepreneurial world when I was about thirteen years old.
Mikael Cho

Mikael Cho

Crew

We were just sort of hacking all these little things together to demonstrate that there was actual need.