Department of Startups – Community Announcement
Unsynergy – where the whole is less than the sum of the parts. Often caused through too many features aimed at too many people with too much information.
86.3% of startups are injured or killed each day due to Unsynergy. Please help us stamp it out once and for all.
The worse thing about Unsynergy is that the person who is inflicted with it is unable to see the symptoms. They keep adding more things to their startup – more features, more content, more options – whilst they are slowly (or often quickly) committing suicide.
Most people on the outside, looking in (e.g. customers) can see Unsynergy for what it is. Though sadly, they rarely care enough to let the founders know. (Or can’t find the feedback button amongst the 100 other options.)
Founders, please understand, more is less. Less is more. Less is great.
To bastardise a great quote, “Great products are finished not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.”
Fight Unsynergy, Remove a Feature Today!
Thanks, Mick Liubinskas.
This Nutrigrain commercial isn’t really about cereal. It’s a message for Entrepreneurs. Take a look.
Notice how he didn’t let his environment (non coastal) hold him back?
Notice the tools he built to train himself and replicate his desired future?
Notice, the time invested in his dream, the years of dedication?
He wasn’t concerned about the resources he didn’t have, rather those he could use to bootstrap his training. It’s an attitude that all entrepreneurs should have.
Best we take a second look.