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Seven Deadly Products Habits to Avoid

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At November’s Lean Product & Lean UX Silicon Valley meetup, Dan Olsen welcomed serial entrepreneur and Lean Startup expert Hiten Shah. Hiten co-founded CrazyEgg, KISSmetrics, and Quick Sprout; he’s also an active investor and advisor.

Hiten cautioned against seven deadly product behaviors he’s experienced and observed as a founder and advisor. Fortunately, Hiten shared how (and why) to practice seven habits for successful product prioritization. Improve your product team’s effectiveness and check out Hiten’s presentation below.

Seven Habits For Successful Product Prioritization:

  1. Create whatever comes to mind. Start with research.
  2. Be a lone wolf. Make lots of friends.
  3. Chase shiny objects. Know what’s important.
  4. Satay in your own bubble. Always know the alternatives.
  5. Keep everyone in the dark. Sharing is caring.
  6. Assume you’re right, always. Believe you’re wrong.
  7. Chaos rules. Rinse and repeat.

Hiten Shah’s Presentation:

You can access a copy of Hiten’s slides here.

For more great content and tips from Hiten, visit You can also follow Hiten on Twitter at @hnshah.

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