« Broadening the Market | Main | Software Developer Featured »

January 19, 2006


Steve Pavlina

My "burn the ships" line is often misinterpreted to mean that you should take big, foolish risks to start your own business. Although I've often suggested burning the ships to strengthen commitment, I did not say that you should burn the food and supplies as well.

I wrote a clarification about this in March 2005:

When I switched from indie games to personal development in 2004, I burned the ships and cut off the possibility of turning back for myself. But I maintained my food and supplies, so I wasn't in danger of starvation.

Jack Norton

I kept my job for 5 months, then released USM that didn't go as expected, then switched to part-time and made Spin Around who did not so well, then I finally became full-time indie and started to have some satisfactions with Universal Boxing Manager, The Goalkeeper and other titles.
I was still living with my parents though :)

Xamarin Software Company

I changed from independent amusements to self-awareness in 2004, I consumed the boats and remove the likelihood of turning back for myself. Yet, I kept up my sustenance and supplies, so I wasn't in risk of starvation.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Goodsol Solitaire Blog

My Photo

Get Pretty Good Solitaire

  • Pretty Good Solitaire

    Download Pretty Good Solitaire

    Buy Pretty Good Solitaire

  • Pretty Good Solitaire


  • Follow @goodsolitaire on Twitter

July 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30