As a former product guy now in sales (though seriously missing product) it’s weird to see both sides of the argument.
Many companies do ship crap. The best product doesn’t always win.
And have you ever try selling something half-baked or unpolished? It’s the worst.
It fascinates and weirdly encourages me to hear of this sort of friction and disagreement at the highest level of the game. Reminds me that most situations are largely the same, just higher stakes. That puts it both closer in reach from the standpoint of ambition while simultaneously renewing a sense of gratitude and contentment for where I am now.
Thanks for sharing, Chris. Fascinating story.