Are you Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg?

Steve Jobs obsessively tinkered and polished Apple’s products (and his yacht, apparently). Jonathan Ive said that Apple doesn’t do focus groups. As Jobs once remarked, before Henry Ford, if you asked people what they wanted they would have asked for a more efficient horse.

Steve Jobs

Mark Zuckerberg built the first version of Facebook in a few weeks and it has sort of evolved and grown since then. Mainly in response to user feedback. It is the epitome of the ‘minimum viable product’ user-led development.

Mark Zuckerberg

Which are you? “Don’t ship it until it’s perfect” or “Let’s ship this now and see how people use it”?


One Reply to “Are you Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg?”

  1. I’m Steve Jobs, but getting closer to “Good enough is … good enough.”

    For me (with my company blog posts), this means perfect – I have a great proofreader! – so don’t go back and change it.

    No one knows what other tweak ideas were in my head. They won’t miss ’em ;-D

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