Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity. – Marshall McLuhan
A very effective acid test if you’re an innovator: Do you change the point of view of the market? A very effective pitch synopsis: Why and how do you change the point of view of the market? A very effective monetization strategy: How much is the change in point of view worth to the market? A very effective recruiting strategy: Do you want to change the market point of view with us? I think you get it.
A consultant is someone that spent 10,000 hours on a subject that is really critical for your business once every 3 years.
Initially, 80% of startups fail at designing a workable solution to early adopters’ problem, from whom they can learn. Out of the remaining 20%, 80% fail at building on-going traction from a core market. Eventually, 80% of the few that survive fail at scaling this traction up, because they weren’t prepared from day one.
“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” – Douglas ADAMS
Give me the black sheep. I want artists who are frustrated. I want the ones who have another way of doing things that nobody’s listening to. Give us all the guys who are probably already heading out the door.
Brad BIRD, Pixar