Have you paused to grasp how many things had to go just right for you to be reading this sentence right now? In the 13.8 billion years since the big bang, out of the billions of planets floating around the black abyss of space, among countless galaxies, two million years of human evolution just happened to insert one special sperm out of millions into one single egg that made you. The odds of winning this cosmic lottery are mind blowing. And the best part is, you had nothing to do with it.
… small technology start-ups hire senior executives with great track records in large organizations. These senior executives just can’t adjust to the lack of resources and the frantic volatility of small organizations. It’s usually a race to see if the funds to pay them to run out before they run away.
What you are doing is starting on a very, very tough road. A business innovation can be thought up in a moment and whether it is a success or failure can often be determined in a few years. A technological innovation can take far, far longer than you think is possible just to develop. It is R&D after all, and that is totally unpredictable.