- Start with good people
- Make something customers actually want
- Spend as little money as possible
I work in the posterchild facility for Rule #3...a warehouse attic above a gay porn production facility.
What I find particularily ironic about this is that A) They seem to be doing a better job of executing on Rule #2, and B) they're called Titan Media. I mean what are the chances? Titan Media producing Blue Movies below a software startup called Blue Titan...
At this point, you're probably wondering what the heck this post has to do with crackheads. Well...I've come to have a mature understanding of a few of the subtler points of life in SOMA.
First off, apparently the music in porn is dubbed in after the movie is made. This means nothing covering up the uhmm...noise...from below. This is suprisingly disruptive to the engineering processes, and, when properly timed to coincide with important meetings, an effective deterrent to investment and customer acquisition.
The other thing I've learned (at my poor motorcycle's expense) is that, in a pinch, you can smoke crack out of sparkplugs.
This brings us all the way back to rule #1 - start with good people: