People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
—Steve Jobs @ WWDC 1997
At any point in your history, as a designer or developer, you have thought of a cool idea. This idea would be awesome if you could only get it out there but you never end up doing it or you do it and it fails. What could you do or could you have done to make sure your startup was successful?
Well, I’ve been down this path a few times and I’m going to share my most recent story in the hopes of helping someone avoid mistakes I’ve made or have witnessed in my startup attempts. As a point of reference, I’m going to use my most recent startup involvement: Ngame.tv*. Presently, I’m no longer with Ngame but my learning experience was vast!