Jason Fried on Walking Away From a Product

Good, helpful stuff as always. Anything that sucks resources from the core of your business needs to be eliminated. Here’s the key quote:

“But here’s the thing. Sortfolio may be profitable, but it’s far less profitable than our other products. As a result, it gets far less of our attention. And given the way things are going, it’ll get even less TLC in the future. Sortfolio is standing still. And anything that’s standing still is atrophying. That’s not good for us, and it’s not good for users of Sortfolio, either. Sortfolio needs an entrepreneur who wants to invest time and energy into it—something we just cannot do. We’re a small company with a small team, and we have to use our resources wisely.”

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