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If you’ve heard the phrase “product/market fit”, you probably also know that it is often lauded as the promised land for startups.  Unfortunately, Marc Andreessen himself makes it very plain that his blog post detailing the realities of product/market fit raises more questions than it provides answers.  

Since that post by Marc, we’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of descriptions of product/market fit and even a test to figure out if you’re there (although I think this is the wrong focus insofar as you may have happy customers that would be sad if you died, but maybe they either can’t or won’t pay you to avoid using alternatives).

So I realized something this week, as Stormpulse has been undergoing major transitions: beware of summarizing the goal of your startup as searching for and finding product/market fit.  

Because I think we’ve allowed a very important word to become lost in translation.  The word was implied (though never mentioned
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business_public
created
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:35:37 GMT
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dirkjan
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Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:35:37 GMT
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dirkjan
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dirkjan