When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, they could have done it.
The only answer I can think of is: we just cared more.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s tenth anniversary, pondering the same question so many other people have asked.
Startups have a great disadvantage in resources yet consistently beat established companies in building new products that people want. This isn’t going to change.