Creative people tend to get hung up on all the minute details that make up a project, waiting to launch until every box next to every item on every list is checked off. But you can’t get credit, kudos, funding, a byline, or a paycheck without shipping. But it’s maddeningly difficult to press “send” on creative work.
Graphic designer James Greig has a suggestion for overcoming that stifling creative perfectionism: act like a startup. In a post on his blog, Greig describes how two blockbuster startups, Dropbox and Buffer, started out by shipping the bare-bones version of their product simply to get them out in the world.