Paul Graham has turned his talk from Startup School into an essay. It’s a keeper! The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn is a must read for all entrepreneurs.
Paul says Release Early, and Keep Pumping Out The Features. AMEN! You don’t know what you don’t know, and until your product meets the end users, you just won’t know. You need to have a plan to release early, and release often.
There’s a wealth of great insight here. My favorite:
Almost everyone’s initial plan is broken. If companies stuck to their initial plans, Microsoft would be selling programming languages, and Apple would be selling printed circuit boards. In both cases their customers told them what their business should be– and they were smart enough to listen.
Just go do it!