More Rapid Prototyping

by Darius Kazemi on March 8, 2006

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There’s an article up on O’Reilly containing a bunch of really excellent proverbs about entrepeneurship. My favorite one was about the importance of rapid prototyping to the process of building a business or a product.

Momentum builds on itself — just start. Do whatever you can. Draw a user interface. Write a spec. Make something, anything, that people can see and touch and try. A prototype is worth ten thousand words. One you start moving, you will find that people start to carry you along.

Rapid prototyping is not only important from a pure development standpoint–it’s an excellent tool for getting investors and executives on your side. That’s something I have missed in the past when talking about the benefits of rapid prototypes.

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Craig Perko March 8, 2006 at 5:22 pm

I can’t back this up enough. Inertia is the most powerful thing in the world.

After I stopped working on HMH for a few weeks, it was literally impossible to simply step back in. So I decided to do a little side project, and it’s flowing so easily it’s astounding. Once I got going, it was easy to keep going.

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