You've launched too late

By Reid Hoffman

If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late.

— Reid Hoffman


This interview includes this interesting corollary:

No matter how long you wait to release your first version, you will be embarrassed by it.

Eric Ries


Reid Hoffman was one of the original PayPal Mafia, and then co-founder of LinkedIn.


While the point of an aphorism is to convey a rule or advice in a crisp, standalone way, I continue to get questions from people about it. Some challenge its assumptions. Others simply want more elaboration.

Reid expands on the original idea in this essay, appropriately published on LinkedIn:

If There Aren’t Any Typos In This Essay, We Launched Too Late!

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