The first draft of Steve Aoki and the Dim Mak
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
- Reid Hoffman
I can think of a ton of reasons to NOT show you the first draft of Steve Aoki and the Dim Mak:
- The rhyme schemes don’t work
- There are typos all over the place
- The illustrations are incomplete
- The story doesn’t have a satisfying resolution
- I’m afraid you’ll hate it…
It’s easy to tell the world about an idea, but when it comes time to reveal the naked details, it exposes a side that is fragile and insecure.
But we’ve decided to show you our first draft because my 10 years of startup experience has taught me to get feedback early and to get it often.
If you’re reading this, then I ask you for one thing: your brutal honesty. If you hate it, then tell us why you hate it; if you like it, then tell us what we can do to get you to LOVE it.
Sugarcoating your feedback won’t help us — only your brutal honesty will.
Without further ado, here is the first draft of Steve Aoki and the Dim Mak.
Thank you very much for your feedback. We truly value it.