This is why you must go through the roller coaster ride. The wearing off phase is scary. The trough of sorrow is horrible. The crash of ineptitude is a near death experience. But without all of them, you can’t get feedback, you can’t learn what is just hype, and what is reality.
So to all those entrepreneurs whittling away in their offices trying to find out when to release their product to the market, I say “get on with it”. You are going to have to go on the roller coaster ride at some point. Might as well start now.
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson dissects Paul Graham’s startup curve and shares learnings from working with various entrepreneurs. Above, he shares insights on what separates the startups that succeed from those who flop.
(via The Startup Curve)