The folks at Trizoko pose a simple question:
Who would likelier succeed?
a) Johnny starting with a “I’ll-rock-the-world” approach.
b) Miguel, who starts with a “just-enough” approach.
Miguel, they say, has the best chance of succeeding, because “A simplicity approach exponentially increases your chances of achieving your primary goals.”
While I agree, I’d point out that this approach is popular with incrementalists. Completionists would probably freak out, and rightly so.
Launching with the bare minimum means the first impression is less than your full potential. That’s why you have to make sure that what you launch contains the core of your product. This is the first thing the incrementalist needs to focus on.
The next thing is appeasing the completionist. The core might not be enough for staunch completionists. Remind them that you can’t wait forever to get it out, and promise to work on their list once you launch.
Via Duffster, who may be a busy man, but always finds time to send me links about Simplicity.