I have some ironclad rules for starting a technology venture. I broke a bunch of them when I started my latest technology venture
Funny to read how Joel realized that he broke almost all of his own made rules when they started Stack Overflow. The moral of the story though is to understand that not all rules work in all situations, and that it’s ok to take risks every now and then. However, it should preferable be calculated risks and not totally reckless ones.