It’s not enough that you make your story clear for yourself. You also have to make it clear for those you serve.
Most companies have a clear idea of why they are in business, of the problem they solve, of the new world they want to build. But then they stop there. They fail to put in the work that is necessary to spread the word, to tie goals into their vision, to buy others into their perspective. And that’s why most companies feel like they are exactly the same.
Differentiation also means leveraging that unique story and making it relatable. If you don’t understand this, you are in a perfect competition.
If you’re innovating in a nascent market, the push for recognition of your product category needs to be a major chunk of your go-to-market strategy.Stewart Butterfield, From 0 to $1B