Prioritizing Business Over Perfect Technology for Effective Community Engagement
The State Changers meeting focused on the challenges of adopting new technologies when building and managing a business. David, one of the participants, expressed his struggle of delving into new technologies like React, which he identified as a departure from where he wants to take his business. He mentioned juggling multiple roles while trying to understand the complexities of his system, for instance, onboarding businesses and engaging communities.
Carl, another participant, emphasized the importance of focusing on what will allow them to ship their product. He argued that since customer feedback is crucial to dictating next moves for a business, preferences should be more focused on the business side rather than perfecting technology at the inception of a project. Actionable insights, according to Carl, is about using technology as a tool to convey domain expertise and meeting customer needs rather than building a technology business.
Although the meeting did not explicitly touch on the specified keywords, it provided some key insights on how to approach and balance technological advancement in sync with business goals. The emphasis was on understanding the application of technology as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.