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Dilbert on Startups

In his blog post yesterday, Scott Adams (Creator of Dilbert) talks about Quality following Popularity.  He gives some interesting examples from the entertainment world of products (shows) that weren’t that good to begin with (poor quality), but were given enough time to grow an audience (popularity), and eventually improved their product.  Adams provides a two part litmus test on whether or not something can achieve the popularity necessary to give it the time to deliver quality.

1) You must be able to describe it in a few words.

2) When people hear about it, they ask questions.

I think this all applies equally well to tech startups.  Many times that beta product just isn’t that great.  But it scratches some itch and gets people talking.  Talking leads to buzz, buzz leads to users, users leads to some investors, and cash provides the time needed to actually produce a quality product.

(BTW - did you know there are over 7,000 Dilbert strips?  I’ve got some catching up to do.)

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I was scanning the NFL standings today and one stat stuck out at me.
"Streak - Lost 13" - Detroit Lions
I saw them play on Thanksgiving, and I think they can do it.  I think they can go all the way.  I think they can put up a winless season.
I think they should put a little (d-) by their name in the standings when they clinch the first overall pick in the 2009 draft.

I was scanning the NFL standings today and one stat stuck out at me.

"Streak - Lost 13" - Detroit Lions

I saw them play on Thanksgiving, and I think they can do it.  I think they can go all the way.  I think they can put up a winless season.

I think they should put a little (d-) by their name in the standings when they clinch the first overall pick in the 2009 draft.

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OH the perks of working from home… Cranking Green Day and a having a beer at 5:00 while working on screenshots. Oh yeah. We used to do the same thing at Pinpoint. ;-(

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"Welcome to Moe’s" - Still music to my ears, after all these years.

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13.1 miles. 1:42:26

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Enjoying Kitty Hawk NC, 1 day before the OBX Half/Marathon.

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Why is there a barred owl hooting in my yard at 4 o’clock in the afternoon?

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let us ask ourselves — if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?

this was my favorite line of the speech. we must look forward, never back. we have a leader now who knows that.

Transcript: ‘This is your victory,’ says Obama - CNN.com

(via fred-wilson)

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