Musings on books, the near future, the process of writing, the Semantic Web, the origins of agriculture, evolutionary meme theories, the venture capital process and the occasional political rant; not necessarily in that order. See my books at http://hyland-wood.org.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Selling Your Soul
When we shifted business models from software services to software products, we had to sell our soul to the venture capital community. It was always going to be different, but I didn't realize that we would refer to our investors as "the syndicate", our customers as "users" and periodically want to "shoot someone in the head". Every time we have a board meeting it is like spending the day in an episode of The Sopranos.
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