the "problem" with companies like Dropbox, Evernote, and the like is that when you do one thing well, it looks like you're just idling afterwards. Many companies do seem to idle after smoothing out all the rough edges in their early product. Further development is really just UI tweaks and platform-specific bug fixes. So the companies go from being software centred to sales centred. Then what do you do with all the extra people? Not just the developers, but the project managers and other supporting people?

Really surprised more of the "old, stable companies" aren't doing this …

joeo10.10centuries.org.