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April 14, 2008


Ben Hyde


Joe Blow

Integration and sales are the hard parts and provide ownership of the customer relationships, and thus the profits.

Most developers (myself DEFINITELY included) waste an enormous amount of time developing new features to increase the scope of their component with the hopes of capturing more of the value chain. I find it is better to SLOW DOWN, focus on core niche value, and when its done, move onto something else. Let your component marinate. You may be too early to the market, so don't waste 90% of your time trying to speed up adoption when your new features probably won't move the needle much beyond the natural rate of the market.

I have software that I developed 9 years ago that is still relevant today - its the features that I added on top of that software that were a waste of energy.

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