10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019!
I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was a former Chief Evangelist for Apple, is a current Evangelist at Canva, and is also a Mercedes Ambassador! In this blog series I’m delighted to be able to share with you the 10 lessons that Guy shared with us. Lessons learnt direct from Silicon Valley and his time with Steve Jobs!
See lesson #3 below…
Lesson #3 Don’t Worry, Be Crappy
Your first version will never be the best
Don’t waste time developing the finished product or service offering before you launch – get it out there now and keep testing over time.
Less than perfect doesn’t mean it’s rubbish, but improvements will be made along the way. Don’t waste time seeking perfection – what you think is perfect now will shift over time, and it’s important to adapt with feedback from your customers. Keep sharing your products, and keep innovating.
The next version will be better.
Keep Shipping and Testing – Reflect and Improve!
When you look back at your first product, it absolutely should make you cringe. This is what helps us reach the next level.
At Ali Stewart & Co, failing fast and learning quickly is very much our way of working. Already we can see the limitations of our Liberating Leadership online questionnaires – I know when we look back we will cringe!
What are you currently spending a lot of time or money on?
What could you ship and test now?