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Almost all company leaders are aware of the importance of design, simplicity, and usability. The problem isn't lack of information. They know about Apple products. They want to be Apple. But most of them never end up with a product or service that is like what they say.

I really do think good product design is all about the courage to follow through on obvious good ideas (like the article said). It's the thing business execs need to get through their skulls. The hard part isn't thinking of good ideas or innovating, it's discipline and courage. They all say they want simplicity and good design, but inevitably cave to deadlines, politics, and short-term financial decisions.

It's unbearably frustrating to watch in my company.




They all say they want simplicity and good design, but inevitably cave to deadlines, politics, and short-term financial decisions.

This means their incentives aren't aligned with what's best for the business.




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