Take a look to this infographic about the creation of Instagram, one of the most popular social networks.

How Instagram started

Do you see something strange? Yes, the founders threw away a big part of their job. Twice in less than two months!

As Seth Godin[1] wrote last week (in this post):

I find that it's almost essential to fall in love with an idea to invest the time it takes to make it good and worth sharing. And then, the hard part: deleting that idea when it's just not what it could be.The "hard part" is what makes the difference between a good product and billions of mediocre things out there.

If you don't trust me nor Seth, try to ask Robert.

Image taken from Founders and Founders (license unknown).

  1. Seth Godin: Blog, Twitter ↩︎