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What tech leaders can learn from a $500k bug

Ensuring you understand what your users are telling you in real-time, and then taking action on that info, is critical in today’s development environment.

When I started the social media app Skout in 2007, I was blown away by our traction. We had over 50 million installations globally, had raised over $22 million from Andreessen Horowitz, and there were hundreds of incredibly talented employees making it all happen. 

Despite our success, and unbeknownst to us, there were many 1-star reviews on the Google Play app store in the Polish language, dinging our Android app in a language we didn’t understand. This small piece of the overall Skout community was frustrated and was telling us exactly what we needed to know, that the app was unusable in Poland, but we weren’t listening. 

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