I read an interesting blog post from Tom Allen, who quit an apparently awesome job to go out and do their own thing. The end result, after trying 3 different product ideas in rapid succession, was ultimately failure for Mr. Allen. He had 2 partners, but by the time it was over, both had left. The one product idea that had serious customer interest (he wasn’t specific on 2 out of the 3 ideas) apparently would have been too expensive to realize a profit. But part of the blog post included an interesting comment. The author said “I don’t care enough about money to run a startup business.”. If you’re creating a startup purely for the money, the chance of success is typically rather small.