The Unsuspected Danger of Building Good Products

Preston Smalley
Sep 14, 2018 · 5 min read

What makes a good product?

The Difference Between Quality and Product-Fit

The quality of a product is important. And quality does factor into the overall fit of a product. But quality is not everything.

The original Amazon Echo (2014) looked pretty rough and didn’t have “skills” but sure found Product Fit

Take the Plaxo story for example.

Product Explainer video for Plaxo Personal Assistant
Product Page for Plaxo Personal Assistant (2011)
Lean Startup “Build-Measure-Learn” Process
Team Whiteboard @ Plaxo circa 2011 as we attempted various pivots
Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas facilitates faster determination of Product-Market-Fit

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Preston Smalley

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Product & Tech Leader for digital TV entertainment, two-sided marketplaces and mobile apps used every day by millions of people. http://www.prestonsmalley.com

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