Make your product hard to buy
The case for friction, exclusivity, and going left in a world of right turns
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Before we unpack that seemingly absurd idea, here’s a quick note about this new column: From The Garden
This is a series I’ve been looking forward to writing for a very long time. It’s the corner of this newsletter where I will share my opinions, observations, and hotter takes on things in tech, product, and startups.
All in, my goal is to continue helping you become a sharper product manager, founder, and builder.
I’ve been looking forward to it because I feel this will be my most freeform writing yet. My deep dives are very analytical, deep (8-10K words), and based on tons of research. That’s not to say these won’t be backed by research, but I plan on being more free-flowing, brief, and raw over here.
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So, as I go for walks (…around the metaphorical garden…) and see and think about things, I’ll come back here and share ideas with you…From The Garden.
I’m excited, and I hope you enjoy.
Alrighty, onto my first more out-there idea: make your product hard to buy.
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