Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Facinating blog post from Matt Mazur about a failed project

Snip

You’re told to be persistent and not to give up, but you suspect that you’re racing towards a dead end. What do you do?

Five or six weeks in this occurred to me. I started to think I had overestimated the market and that I might be headed for trouble. I had a choice: press forward and see what happens or abandon what I had done and move on to something new. I decided to give it a few more weeks and see it through to the end.

It’s not easy to admit that you’ve made a mistake, but it also doesn’t get any easier as time goes on. The closer I got to completing it the more I realized I had a problem, but I couldn’t stop because I was so close. It’s a bad spot to be in. Do yourself a favor and if you strongly suspect bad weather ahead, take a different route

1 comment:

Ariel said...

Do you read http://news.ycombinator.com/ ? This story was on there.