Ready, fire, aim?

Daryl Hatton ConnectionPoint, Entrepreneurship

When is jumping on an opportunity prior to fully planning out a scenario a smart move? I’m thinking about this because last week the opportunity presented itself to acquire the services of a good development team and I jumped on it. One of my potential executive advisers questioned whether or not I was pulling a “ready, fire, aim” maneuver given we are not absolutely clear about the buying motivation and needs of our target market or even which of the potential target markets we want to focus on first. To me, this gets down to a question of tolerance for …

Be careful what you wish for…

Daryl Hatton ConnectionPoint, Entrepreneurship

This post was originally made on the ConnectionPoint blog November 27, 2008… I little while ago I bemoaned out loud the lack of progress I was making at building out the technology for the FundRazr business concept and wished I could speed it up a litle. Fast forward two weeks and I’m scrambling to stay in illusionary control of a software development team juggernaut that is rapidly outpacing my ability to keep them “fed” with development specs. It is a great example of “Be careful what you wish for – you may just get it. Then what???” While I wouldn’t take back …