Unusual situations

Often extreme situations lead to unusual results. It’s at the end of the bell curve that magic happens. Come up with situations that are far-fetched and write what you would do about it. Here some examples:

  1. All your customers told you that they don’t need new features for the next year.
  2. You lost all your customers, but you still have one year of runway.
  3. Half of your team resigned.
  4. Your lead engineer joined a direct competitor.
  5. You lost 80% of your customers to your direct competitor.
  6. You have to triple revenue in the next 6 months, otherwise you need to lay off people.

After reading each one of those items ask yourself: what now?