03 Nov 2014
I’m a designer & developer, I have a smidgen of business sense. I’ve been through unsuccessful companies that built stuff not enough people wanted.
So why is my first instinct to fire up my code editor and start making things in a dark room?
Don’t do what I do, like an idiot. Listen to these fine thinkers.
“Almost every product owner thinks they have a validated product, otherwise they wouldn’t invest so much energy into building it. However, if they were all correct, the failure rate of entrepreneurship would be much lower.”
Truth from @ryanbattles.
A great walkthrough of techniques to work out if you’re building something useful from Stuttgart’s @hatchery_io.
Oxygen. Asprin. Jewelry.
Ideas are great. If you’re planning to feed your family, one’s that make money are better.
This followup to a previously featured article by @startupclarity should be required reading to get you to really look at what you’re thinking of trying to build.
During the development of his latest product @casjam kept coming across the same problem: “I don’t have something to sell.”
He lays out some steps to get you from ‘selling your time’ to ‘selling something’.