Mission Over Product

Payal Kadakia, ClassPass
In conversation with: Ravi Belani, Stanford University

ClassPass founder Payak Kadakia advises founders to obsess about their mission, and then be flexible about the products that will make that vision a reality. She cautions that being too product-focused can cause founders to become attached to flawed business models or product features. Focusing on your end goal, however, gives you agility and resilience.