Session with Bret Taylor CEO of Quip. Ex-CTO of Facebook, co-founder FriendFeed, co-creator Google Maps. Now active
Why didn't Friendfeed succeed? "Because the product wasn’t opinionated enough and those other products were better, FriendFeed turned into a community rather than a product for communities, and we never reached scale." ‎· псы в рапиде
What did you find missing in other products that compelled you to start Quip? "... all the knowledge in a company is literally trapped in other people’s email inboxes." ‎· псы в рапиде
↑↑ that answer makes me really sad somehow :( ‎· в сгущающейся тьме
Re #1: if they offered custom / private frf instances and used the public instance as the showcase, they could have succeeded, possibly. Look at ‎· 9000
"FriendFeed was like the Apple Newton of social networks." Nowadays people with passion create their own "spectrum emulators" of these products to keep living their familiar everyday life inside them. ‎· На лыжах в Эрмитаж
How does Quip prioritize which features or improvements to work on? "For a variety of quirky internal reasons, we always name our milestones after whiskey." attn Pivbar. ‎· псы в рапиде
What are the responsibilities of a CTO in a seed stage startup? "I think that everyone's responsibilities in a seed stage startup are to build the product, get customer feedback, and find product-market fit. There is rarely a good reason to have significant role separation that early in a company's lifetime, and the only thing that matters is making something people want." ‎· псы в рапиде
Will Jack Dorsey succeed at Twitter? "First, some of Twitter’s growth issues are due to the shape and quality of the Twitter social graph. Lots of people follow no people, the wrong people, or too many people, and their experience when they visit the service is really bad." ‎· псы в рапиде
^ to me it sounds in contradiction to what was said about Friendfeed, "turned into a community rather than a product for communities". ‎· псы в рапиде