Hiten Shah
Hiten Shah
Hiten Shah
Co-founder of FYI & Product Habits
Hiten – regarded as one of the most helpful people in tech – is a coveted Product Hunt Golden Kitty Award winner, angel investor, and co-founder of FYI and Product Habits.
What book has had the most impact on your career or life? How so?
Most recently: The Courage to be Disliked - I recommend it to just about every "nice person" I meet. It's helped me gain new perspectives on my thinking and behavior in my interpersonal relationships. I've read it four times now. I've made multiple significant internal shifts in my mindset as a result.
The Courage to be Disliked
Rich in wisdom, 'The Courage to Be Disliked' will guide you through the concepts of self-forgiveness, self-care, and mind decluttering.
Ryan HooverRadoslav StankovAleksandra Smelianska
 + 90 use this
The Courage to be Disliked
Which "no code" tools do you regularly use?
Typeform is by far the most utilized "no code" tool I use. Nothing else compares in usage for me.
Power your brand interactions with beautifully designed, professional-looking forms that people love.
JulieAdam RufAnna
 + 102 use this
Typeform mediaTypeform
You're on a deserted island and you can only bring one product that you own. Which product will you bring and why?
A book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Because you can read it over and over again and get new perspectives.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg.
Alex Kwon
The Great Gatsby
What beverage do you most enjoy on a Friday evening?
Cold still bottled water out of the fridge.
What's on your homescreen?
Telegram, Slack, Gmail, Phone. Main channels where I "start" to communicate with someone else. Also, those are 3 friends from my college days at Bezerkely (UC Berkeley) that I asked for some motivation one day in a group iMessage chat and these photos got sent back to me.
Is there any product, app, or gadget that you couldn’t go a day without? Why that one?
No. Just need my brain. Please don't take that away from me.
Which podcasts are you listening to right now? What do you like about them?
Dithering, a newish paid podcast. I like what they write. And I like to hear them think.
A subscription-based podcast by Ben Thompson and John Gruber
Charles TairaSurzayon Ghosh
What products do you use to stay fit?
I do intermittent fasting and walk a lot. Running around with my kids helps too. No products unless my own body counts.
What’s the most useful product you own that few people know about? Why do you love it?
I use Hickies on my shoes. I was never one for tying my shoelaces. I'm also not very good at it.
A one-and-done lacing system — just snap them into your shoes when you get them and you’ll be ready to slip-on with a perfect fit every time.
JonathanAndrew Thornnsh
Hickies mediaHickies
What’s your favorite smart gadget that you use at home? How is it useful?
Amazon Echo Show 8. I love how it's a digital picture frame and has Alexa built-in. I get to see random old pictures of my family including my 1 year old niece, on the daily. Brightens my day ever time I walk by it and look.
Amazon Echo Show 8
An Alexa-enabled 8" HD screen with stereo sound
VladBuildFyreThomas Knoll
 + 45 use this
Amazon Echo Show 8 mediaAmazon Echo Show 8
What book would you most recommend to those looking to start their first company?
The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward Burger and Michael Starbird because learning how to "think differently" in any situation is critical to making the best possible decisions as fast as possible.
The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking.
Tim FeeleyEmma.CTherese Maggie
 + 7 use this
The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
Start the conversation
Other Interviews
Jun 17, 2020
Josh Constine - Principal & Head Of Content at SignalFire
Josh is a principal investor, head of content at SignalFire and former Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch. Josh also writes a weekly newsletter called the Moving Product, sharing weekly deep dives on fresh ideas, examples of brilliant new designs, and commentary from top product experts.
Jun 19, 2020
Marco Marandiz - Co-Founder & Head of Marketing at Elliot
Marco Marandiz is a co-founder and the Head of Marketing for Elliot, as well as a strategist for high-potential DTC brands.
Jun 24, 2020
Cherie Hu - Journalist, Researcher & Owner of Water and Music
Cherie Hu is an award-winning journalist and researcher who has been covering the intersection of music, technology, and business for over 5 years. She runs Water & Music, a newsletter exploring innovation in the music business. Cherie is currently writing a book about the parallels between independent music careers and tech entrepreneurship.
View all
YourStack Mascot