Product Creation and the 80/20 Rule

Throughout my life, I have found great evidence for the Pareto principle, or 80/20 rule — that is, sometimes the best way to succeed is to focus on that 20% of work that produces the 80% of results you aim to achieve.

In the case of my interest in fully jumping into the product creation game, I have decided to apply the 80/20 rule to my to-do list.

Sometimes good is good enough.

The best ideas I currently have are in the mobile space, and I am not making the apps in HTML5. Furthermore, my brother is extremely proficient in the mobile space and an amazing partner. As a result, the core focus of my coding efforts has been, and will be for the next few months, on the mobile projects with my brother — nothing else.

That means, for my personal website, WordPress with a stock theme is good — good enough.

The creation of an organic blog will be a side project for another time. I will certainly return to the internet game, but Objective C and Photoshop currently demand all the time I can give them. This is a pragmatic decision to make the best product I can, a product which I cannot wait to share with you. So, ’till then, cheers.

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