In my post “37Signals reveals the Secrets of How and Why they disappoint me.. for $19.99” on ThreadWatch.org I said about the “Get real” book:
I believe there’s genius in that guy and his homies.
but I also expressed my disappointment in their execution of what they said they did. I didn’t see it ringing true. I said:
I guess I put more faith in my ability to extract value from the genius at 37signals (for $19.99) than their ability to execute in the marketplace. Funny how the ebook is sold as a tutorial for doing just that… executing in the marketplace. Classic irony?
Now I see from Adam Kalsey‘s blog post “37 Signals… small no more?” that 37Signals, despite all that talk about staying small and doing whatever it takes to bootstrap and avoid taking outside investments, has taken outside investments from a little guy named Jeff Bezos. They say they can do better with outside investments.