It’s not the best product, but best execution, that wins

A classic example of not the best product but best execution winning is the Betamax vs VHS format war. Betamax was, in theory, a technically superior recording format over VHS due to resolution, slightly superior sound, and a more stable image ( link). However, VHS out-executed Betamax by really understanding and delivering for their market/customers needs ( link)

In similar vein, it’s not the first (startup) to market but first to product-market fit that wins.

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