In my last post, I talked about the series of events that have led to my running my own company. But getting there is only half the battle. Once you’ve decided to venture out on your own, you have to come up with a name for yourself.
Alex Repty recently observed that a large number of Mac software companies are named using the formula “Adjective Noun.” I think it’s probably a trend that transcends the Mac community, but I can’t help but agree there are lots of us around. Red Shed, Toxic Software, Martian Technology, Rogue Amoeba, Delicious Monster, and Flying Meat all come to mind within a few moments of pondering. Others come close but diverge just barely from the pattern. Foggy Creek Software?
So what is the ambitious new business-person to do? Need some help figuring out what to call your stunning new venture? Allow me to lend a hand…
Adjective Noun Software
Now that you’ve got motivation and a name, all that’s left is the work. Get moving!