I did a many things right. It may not seem like it from my other essays, but that’s because I’m especially hard on myself and want to make sure I learn from my mistakes. Here are a few things I did right.
I made a lot of mistakes (and did a lot of things right) with Bloon. In retrospect, I think I could have avoided a lot of the mistakes if I had a cofounder, someone who is spending just as much time thinking about the problem, to talk through the product and marketing decisions with.
Start out with a problem that you want to solve. With limited resources (money, time, talent), your team is in a race to find product-market fit that’s either profitable or has potential to be before you run out of resources.