We’re back with part 20 of
Overheard in Product—a series where we round up all of the tantalizing conversations from product folks that you may have missed on the web last week.
This week, we overheard the importance of being a beginner, product-market fit, simple solutions, CSS struggles, and breakfast food.
Let’s get to it.
Beginner’s luck Ali Spittel, software engineer at DEV, reminded us to keep a beginner mindset throughout life. Food for thought: When’s the last time you started learning something from scratch? Fitness goals Brian Norgard, former CPO at Tinder, warned against blindly building features.
Here’s our breakdown on how to
achieve product-market fit. Simple plan
Coach and author
Brad Stulberg championed folks who make things simpler rather than more complex.
And he was in good company.
Sahil Lavingia applied the same idea to everything from writing to coding—urging folks to, “Figure out what 𝘪𝘵 is, and then get rid of what isn't 𝘪𝘵.” Well, sheet
Designer and developer
Daryl Ginn got a little tripped up with everyone’s favorite stylesheet language.
By the look of the replies, this hit home with many folks.
Bonus: Cereal-ously interesting
America’s idea of what proper “breakfast food” is apparently a lot narrower than we realize. So where did our stringent ideas of breakfast come from?
This article in The Atlantic investigates the origins of "the most important meal of the day".