Dear kids,

When you set out to conquer the world on your own, remember:

When you build products that a lot of people love to use, you can’t help but be successful.

Think about that for a minute -

  • You have to “build" something (which means initiative and real work)
  • You have to know what people use (an existing market)
  • You have to have a LOT of people (a big existing market)
  • You have to care deeply about the user experience, or they will never love to use your product

You will spend a lot of time and effort (years of work) to make this happen.

You need skill, a thick skin, a hard head, fortitude, and some luck.

But at the end of the day, you just need to build products that a lot of people love to use.

2014-05-30