A Quote by Caterina on customers, community, and web
We started our company in 2002 when nothing was getting funded anywhere and everyone was still licking their wounds from the big bubble bang. Nobody cared about us except us. We were in Vancouver fer crissakes. But we were able to focus on finding and connecting with the people who mattered most: the customers, the users, the community. You get more done when no one's looking over your shoulder.
Source: Caterina.net: It's a bad time to start a company: http://www.caterina.net/archive/000965.html
Contributed by: ~C4Chaos