I have more than a few friends who keep talking about the businesses they want to start. But every week there’s a new excuse.
They can’t make up their minds about the best credit card processing company, or the best blogging platform, website CMS, or shopping cart, or the best book that will guide them to success.
Of course, most people invent all these obstacles so they never actually have to start and risk failing. Their ideas can remain flawless dreams.
But others see the Ubers, Dropboxes, and Airbnbs, or whatever else is worth a billion dollars this week, and they think they need to create something as big, and as perfect.
Airbnb recently raised $450 million at a valuation of $10 billion. That’s an awfully big company to look up to.
But Airbnb was a mess when they started.
Paul Graham told them their idea was crazy.
And he was right. Airbnb’s idea wasn’t just crazy, it wasn’...