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Sep. 22nd, 2005

I had dinner with three of my friends last night – the ones I mentioned that I wanted to get advice from regarding starting a company. We didn't actually discuss startups that much, but we touched on it a bit. Anyway, based on some of what we discussed, and some things I've been thinking about lately, I've decided that it probably isn't a good idea for me to start a company that develops some type of software product. I think that developing software, especially large applications, is an inherently difficult thing to do, even with a talented team. Furthermore, I don't consider myself to be "application-oriented" in the sense that I have good ideas about software that lots of people are likely to want to use. For example, I would have never thought of blogs. I think I am more "systems-oriented" or perhaps "analysis-oriented" in the sense that I feel more comfortable trying to improve something already implemented that has problems, or given some design I might spot some flaws. So, I think that I might be better off trying to form a consulting business, should I find myself looking for a job again.

I have some more revelations, but I have to go to bed.

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bodacia
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
Good for you for even thinking about this stuff! It's good to consider all your options and bounce ideas off people. What kind of consulting would you do?
gregbo
Sep. 25th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
I don't know yet. Probably something involving an open-source project, hopefully something in computer networks.
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