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Introducing: 20 Seconds

I started this posting a couple of times. Once in mid February while waiting for boarding, still unaware of how bad the crisis would become soon. Once again from the sofa in my living room, with a ban on public gatherings in place and thousands of deaths in Europe. Every time, the news became only worse. Sars-CoV-2 kept tightening its noose around the world. One of the many consequences of the spread was that one trade fair after another got postponed or cancelled. MWC, GDC, ITB, FIBO,… expodatabase.de currently lists 1306 cancelled or postponed fairs and exhibitions worldwide (24/03/20). Why am I writing this on RoadToMRR.com? Well, coincidentally my business idea happens to be in the trade fair space. But let’s go back in time a couple of years first – 13 years, specifically. Inception of an Idea Back in 2007, two things came together: I met my now wife through online dating. Profiles were quite static, pictures were mostly of rather bad quality, and frankly speaking, it was all quite a gamble until you …

Plans for February and a look back on January

I guess this month’s kick off posting could also be called, “How to move on while feeling like a fraud.”. While I am writing this, I am still anxious about the progress of January. It wasn’t as good as I hoped. A look back on January Here’s a quick overview of what I had planned to do and how far I got with it. ❌ Write a basic product definition document – 20%I worked on it, but unfortunately I am still far from a complete version. I didn’t write continuously, but in two peaks. One peak was early January, when I was still on Christmas vacation and had a bit more time on my hands. The other peak was the weekend before I had the initial call with the graphic designer. There was little to zero progress on the remaining days. βœ… Get a designer on board – 100%Check! I’ve had an initial call with him on the evening of January 20th, and he’s now working on the first assignment, which is a collection of Landing …

Status Update on Quitter’s Day

I’ve read that today is Quitter’s Day, the day people are most likely to give up on their New Year’s Resolutions. Probably a good day for a quick status update. I need to admit, the progress so far was a bit disappointing. I am feeling like an impostor already because I’ve announced this project with bells and whistles, and now I am hardly posting at all. But I’m not quitting! As I wrote in my plan for January, this month, I am focussing on fleshing out and documenting the business idea into a product definition document. This is still ongoing, and my disappointment stems from the amount of text I’ve only produced so far. I am trying to align this with the other activity, getting a designer on board. Therefore, I don’t dig deep into the technology and features. Instead, I am more looking at the (future) product from a number of other angles, all of which deserve their own blog post(s) in the future: Problem Statement One of the main goals was to verbalize …