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It’s always easier to clearly understand a problem from a 3rd person’s point of view. Like watching a movie, it’s always natural for us to comment on the wrong behaviours & actions of the characters in a movie. Being the observer gives us a holistic view towards every part of the bigger picture, shedding light on intricate areas that are hidden from us in the obvious that we experience.It’s Everything Else But “The Idea”
The typical journey of Adam’s startup failure, depicted in my previous post is not uncommon to us. Starting with an idea and a burning desire to realize, Adam made decisions & took actions he thought was right and necessary for him to achieve his goal. To the unexperienced, what Adam did was nothing wrong. To many, the reasons why Adam failed was a matter of both opportunity, luck and some in Malaysia might say, lack in “connections”. He just didn’t have enough of any. There was nothing wrong with his “idea”. Talking to more friends further confuses Adam, as suggestions came flooding in from all areas that suggests he had a problem with user interface design. He was perhaps in the wrong market. He may not have engaged the right development agency. He didn’t run a PR stunt and most common of all he didn’t have enough resources (Time and money) to do what he needed to do.