This post from Chris Dixon about the original paper for Bitcoin and the creator’s intentions got me thinking about intentions.
Companies, concepts and products rarely only grow larger; most change direction. Some people start trying to solve a problem one way and end up solving it in a different way. Some may solve a different problem completely. Sometimes, people find something they never expected in an area they weren’t looking and leave everything they started searching for.
These aren’t pivots where someone revisits their intentions; sometimes people head out in a direction, keep going and end up somewhere else doing something different than where they started.
- Coca-Cola started out as a medicine before becoming the worlds largest soft drink manufacturer.