One response to “Sacrificing the Short Term”

  1. Dave

    “But how can you be sure you’re not sacrificing the best solution for something that’s easy?”

    That’s easy. If you’re not sure, then solve the problem of today. This can still be magical (Woz style.). That’s how half of engineering startups come about.

    On the other hand, if you have a vision, and if you know you can do it, and if you’re in charge, then don’t compromise (Jobs style). And if you aren’t in charge and you can’t follow the vision, then do it at home on your bench. That’s how the other half of engineering startups come about.