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What They Said

A collection of interesting things people said. Because you can see a lot just by listening.

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Beth Dunn

We don't spend nearly enough time thinking about how we sound.

Julie Zhuo

You know you have something valuable when a lot of people repeatedly come back to it.

Torrey Podmajersky

It's not what's the use case. It's about why would a customer use this.

Merlinn Mann

It's hard to know, what you'll need to know, in order to know, what you'll need to know.

Samuel Hulick

It's about what your product lets people do.

Pamela Slim

The way that we get to know ourselves is in the process of creation.

Gina Redish

It's about hearing the other person in your head as you're writing.

Nicole Fenton

Be you. Show your human side. That's what people want to see and identify with.

Rena Tom

Do the hard work. There are no shortcuts. Get it done.

Brad Frost

It's not about what you do, it's about what you enable other people to do.

Tina Roth Eisenberg

I feel like we all owe it to each other to get to that point where we are happy in our life.

Debbie Millman

Make what you need to do to be happy. Even if other people think it's crap.

Jessica Hische

You learn the tools you need to know to make the things you want to make.

Stanley Hainsworth

Great companies read your soul and give you something you don't even know you need.

Kathy Sierra

I'm not passionate about what you do. I'm passionate about what I do. It's your job to enable that.

Steve Jobs

We weren't trying to start a company, we were trying to get a computer.

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