Ignore the competition

We must wean ourselves off the obsession with the competition. If we’re constantly trying to one-up them—or even just stay up with them—how does this really serve the users? How does it help the users kick ass if we’re so focused making sure our feature lists kick ass? But it’s hard to do.—Ignore the competition


aj July 29, 2006

an excellent point that needs to be brought up periodically before everyone involved in the decision-making process (web, software or even in running a regular business—how many times has, say, a restaurant thought they were ‘upgrading’ and then lost their clientele?)

side note: the graph reminded me of this post by Matt Inman.

Patrick July 30, 2006

Ahah! Excellent link :).

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