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February 2008
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2008-02-20 »

Market trumps team and product

Paul Buchheit (the original designer of Gmail) agrees with Marc Andreessen that given the choice between a great team, a great product, or a great market, the most important thing is the market.

He also goes on to describe a few examples (Segway) in which brilliant technology development by a great team resulted in failure because nobody wanted it.

I've been through that one myself. But how does a brilliant team with the proven ability to develop great products tune into markets where their work will be valuable? Hmm...

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