slide • B: Cockpit, Engines & Tail “Gentlemen, you need to put more armor-plate where the holes aren’t, because that’s where the holes were on the planes that didn’t return.” - Abraham Wald PMM Edition
• “Google Trends says this is a good niche.” (Late to the party) • “Everybody else is doing it.” (Peer pressure) • “Nobody else is doing it.” (Ford Edsel syndrome) • “This is how it was always done.” (Peer pressure from dead people; AKA “tradition”)
us. They began using YouTube to share […] their dogs, vacations, anything. We said, 'Why not let the users define what YouTube is all about?' By June, we had completely revamped the website, making it more open and general. It worked." - Jawed Karim, YouTube co-founder and uploader of legendary Me at the zoo video.
settle on the idea that would become Slack. That was really born out of the style of communication that developed while we were working on the game.” - Stewart Butterfield, Slack Founder… and Flickr Co-Founder