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ERIC SINK ON THE BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE by Eric Sink

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SixFIRST REPORT FROMMY MICRO-ISV

I created Winnable Solitaire primarily so that I could write the Micro-ISV article you saw in the previous chapter. I actually thought I might make a little money on it. In general, I was wrong. My article was successful. It attracted lots of readers, many of whom told me the story of how they were inspired to pursue their own product ideas. But Winnable Solitaire is not a successful Micro-ISV.

However, dealing with failure is an important topic too. So, I turned lemons to lemonade and wrote this article.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2004

In my previous column1 I wrote about something I call a micro-ISV, a software product company comprised of just one person. As I confessed in that article, I am fascinated with this ...

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