I’ve been trying to understand why some startups leap through success once product/market fit is achieved, while others don’t. I don’t have a full answer yet, but some signals are emerging. A common pattern seems to boil down around the founder’s mistake of staying too close to the product and users, instead of starting to get closer to the business model. That’s the “product/market fit’s dilemma“, when it is not accompanied by a business model realization.
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra There is no shortage of startup advice on blogs. Blogs have been great contributors to our on-going education. [That’s why I’m trying to diligently curate a “Blogiography” of best posts on this site in the Library section of this website.] But blogs can also relay inaccurate or bad advice, because almost no one is judging what others are writing, except in the comments when they exist. That’s why you need to keep in mind that a blog post often offers incomplete thoughts, an opinion, or just one idea. Only you will know if the advice is worth taking or chucking.