This is a landscaping design focus which show the similarities between cultivating a garden & a start up. This is the story of "10 years later it was an overnight success"
They pass through phases or new growth and then maturing growth.
Plans are very good, but keep in mind they need to be flexible.
If you have to fail, fail fast.
Often this can help in avoiding expensive mistakes
Sometimes there's just too much going on. Too much competition for attention and natural resources.
That's so true for Startups too!
While you do have to dump an idea, sometimes waiting 10 years is necessary too. There is value in advisers to help you figure out the difference
Trying is good, but not all things work. Sometimes they need relocating, regrouping.
Sometimes they just die. Sometimes they need new homes. Sometimes they will just do better off the premises
Theme & variations is OK in the garden ~ and in a Start up, though be careful that the variations of the product don't de-focus from the product.
Something I forgot to do yesterday which resulted in the deer eating 30% of my blooming Siberian Iris. I failed to spray the anti-deer stuff ~ too busy paying attention to other things. Happens all the time in a start up!
Today I was looking up celebrating my success with my Wisteria, and slipped on the Wisteria petals and fell hard! OUCH! This can happen along the way in a start up or small biz when celebrating a success; resulting in a setback or fall!