Seven Lessons from Intuit

Cover of the book “Inside Intuit”Patrick “Fitzblog” Fitzsimmons has been reading Inside Intuit and has come up with Seven Startup Lessons from Intuit (which could be applied to any business, not just startups):

  1. Business skills and technical skills are equally important.
  2. Learn from non-technology businesses.
  3. Your competitor is not other companies, but the way that things are done now.
  4. Talk to as many potential customers as you can, from the very beginning.
  5. Focus your product on the absolute essential user needs.
  6. Even future billion dollar companies will teeter on the brink of defeat.
  7. Do right by your customers.

The article has this list, with each point explained in more detail.