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Lessons of Greatness: How to Defeat "We're F*cked, It's Over" (WFIO) Moments

Lessons of Greatness: How to Defeat "We're F*cked, It's Over" (WFIO) Moments

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Your Startup Will Face Multiple WFIO Moments…COUNT ON IT

WFIO – “We’re f*cked it’s over”

There are many ways this can happen:

  • A legal ruling goes against you
  • Apple refuses to approve your application unless you remove your best feature
  • Big tech company launches the same as or substantially similar product
  • Your ...

MIKE MAPLES

If you are building a sufficiently ambitious startup with an intended massive impact, you will have WFIO moments.

WFIO moments feel like dying, but your startup can always move forward. With ingenuity and grit, you will find a way out of it.

Ben Horowitz’s WFIO moment: In September 1999, Horowitz co-founded LoudcloudAfter the dot-com bubble, the company ran out of money in 2002

No private investo...

  • Get it out of your head and onto paper; writing is the best way to calm your “monkey mind“. Writing forces you to stress test the clarity of thinking.
  • Share your worries with trusted friends from outside the company, especially if they have experience with WFIO moments in their start...

MIKE MAPLES, JR.

It’s only over when you decide to quit.

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