People who know me in real life, who can’t just ignore a blog post :-D, are probably bored by now by my saying that the biggest problem eBay face is that it’s too easy to get started. People start businesses (as I did) completely by accident, with no clue where they are going, where they want to be going, where they *should* be going (even if nowhere).
Today I found the flip-side of that coin: James Dyson’s 5,126 failed protoypes before he got it right. “You should admire the person who perseveres and slogs through and gets there in the end,” says Dyson.
He’s right. You should also admire the person who knows when to give up. And more than either of those, the person who knows how to tell the difference.