Starting up, Thoughts

Productive vs Useful

If you can churn out 10 apps in 2 days, you are super productive.

But if no one uses them, you aren’t being that useful.

I’ve realized that being useful is so much more rewarding than being productive. It’s a joy to know that people find Learnemy’s idea useful enough to try it, even though it’s really unproductive to get offers manually.


Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


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