You do not need a product to start a company. We even did a whole podcast episode on this.
In product, specifically product management, there’s a joke most people like to tell and it goes “you’re responsible for the outcome of a product but the boss of no one.” Meaning you have to engage all stakeholders, customers, execs, teams...
In regards to yesterday’s post (on asking for help) a friend asked this on LinkedIn
Building companies, products, and really anything worthwhile takes a tremendous amount of effort and time.
If you look at a user scenario (essentially a pathway in and then out of your product and it’s features) you’ll build better products.