On product teams nowadays, it seems like everything is about speed. If your product isn’t not the first to market or the first with a new feature, you might as well not bother.
But we all know that building winning products is about more than speed.
Napster pioneered digital music sharing in 1999, and Pandora’s user base was 13 times bigger than Spotify’s in 2012, but we all have that green Spotify app on our computers today.
The Rocket ebook and several other e-readers came to market in 1998, followed by the Sony Librie in 2004 and Sony Reader in 2006. …