Seth's Blog: When "minimal viable product" doesn't work

Interesting post from Seth Godin (the same Seth Godin who may or may not have cribbed a blog post from yours truly).  

The second point in his post makes me think of Quora, Google+ and a host of other hyped launches.

There's a burst of energy and attention and effort that accompanies a launch, even a minimally viable one. If there's a delay in pick up from the community, though (see #1) it's easy to move on to the next thing, the next launch, the next hoopla, as opposed to doing the insanely hard work of sticking with that thing you already launched.

From Seth's Blog: When "minimal viable product" doesn't work