The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten
411: Hiten’s Billion Dollar Mistake
May 7, 2019
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Today on The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about Hiten's Billion Dollar Mistake.

This episode comes after a blog post that Hiten wrote a couple weeks ago that blew up on the internet. It’s about a billion dollar mistake he made at his company KISSmetrics.

In today’s episode of the show, Steli and Hiten talk about the reaction to the blog post, the big revelation he made, lessons he learned from it and much more.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:00 About today’s topic

00:55 Why this topic was chosen.

02:15 One reason why his blog post blew up.

02:34 The second reason why it blew up.

03:31 Some statements about the Hiten bomb.

05:16 The reason Hiten believes this post resonated with people.

05:32 An experience you’ve probably had at your team.

06:56 The reaction to the blog post.

08:00 Why Hiten is no longer feels bad about the situation.

3 Key Points:

We were ahead of the market by 3 years.Product development and building products is hard.If you are a team member i…
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