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How Product-Market Fit Really Works (Part 1)

The Product Coalition

If you are on the journey toward product-market fit, you know it’s not easy. Every new product has its own fit to find. One of the hardest challenges of any product and any startup is of course reaching product-market fit. product-market fit under the hood. So here it is?—?product-market

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How Product-Market Fit Really Works (Part 2)

The Product Coalition

The journey to product-market fit might seem random, but it actually has a well defined high-level structure. Here is part two of the guide that will help you find your way to product-market fit. This is an important principle in the product-market fit journey. How many is a few?

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Strategic Debt Is the Silent Killer of Startups

The Product Coalition

Startups also have a silent killer. Still, because startup life is so hectic — it might feel like business as usual. Note: everything I say here is true for mature product companies as well. The reason I’m talking here primarily about startups is that they are much more volatile than larger companies. And guess what?

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3 Ways To Educate the Market That Actually Work

The Product Coalition

Everyone knows educating the market is hard to nearly impossible, but people always bring up examples like Facebook or the iPhone whenever I discuss it in my lectures. So what can and cannot work when you want to educate the market? Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels Educating the market has a bad reputation, and rightfully so.

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Great Sales and Marketing People Aren’t Enough

The Product Coalition

The technical writer I hired was quite experienced and had a background in marketing. When we reviewed the product, she started asking me questions that I didn’t have a ready answer for. Great marketing people can’t always market well either. The API was well-defined. Turned out I was wrong. Guess what? Talk to us.

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3 Ways To Educate the Market That Actually Work

The Product Coalition

Everyone knows educating the market is hard to nearly impossible, but people always bring up examples like Facebook or the iPhone whenever I discuss it in my lectures. So what can and cannot work when you want to educate the market? Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels Educating the market has a bad reputation.

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Educating the Market Starts With a Need

The Product Coalition

Educating the market is hard enough as is, but there is one thing without which you cannot succeed. You Cannot Educate the Market if the Need Isn’t There Last week I talked about ways to educate the market , ones that can actually work despite the fact that educating the market is hard and usually not recommended.

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