I would love to figure out what the various types of personalities are and how they are mapped to a rational decision making process and those that go strictly with their gut. I am a go with my gut kind of guy. For example here is my decision making process when it comes to cars - I see it and if in the first instance I go yeah! then pretty much I want to buy it. For example today my wife and I went to look - and the operative word is look - at what VW has to offer. Our minivan costs over 100 bucks to fill and keeps going back to the shop for repairs. So a responsible German car like a VW is what we had in mind. Yeah yeah Beetle - not for me - “Nerds on Site” killed it for me, Golf GTI - nahh would get too many speeding tickets, Touareg mmmm I would always be thinking I should have spent more dough and got a Cayenne, Passat - hmm I like that nice and roomy great for the family, then there is the Jetta - not for me - no way Jose - had one when I was in my 20’s and now I am all grown up. But wait look at this one - look at the massive sunroof - uhhhhh yup I will take it. Did not even test drive it - don’t know all the options - did not pop the hood - not sure how the stereo sounds - but man look at that sunroof.
Rational - nope - go with my gut - yup! My wife Portia is the same way - one look at that massive sunroof and all she could think of is convertible! So we say goodbye to the minivan and say hello to a big sunroof.
So what does this have to do PickupPal you ask? - well PickupPal is 100% gut for both myself and John. We do look at all the pros and cons and try and figure out a rational way of making decisions based on the facts - but at the end of the day it comes down to our guts. For example - refer a friend - $5 credit for any friend you refer - all they have to do is sign up and join - you get $5 credit to your account. Everyone, and I mean everyone said “hold on a second you need a maximum - what if someone signs up 100 friends? That is $500 in credit - they will never have to pay - you will go bankrupt!” Well the way we see it - put a cap on the number of friends just seems cheap and dorky - if you have 100 friends and you are willing to tell each and every one of them about PickupPal - well you are definitely a star in our mind - something to be rewarded not restricted! That is one of easily a hundred gut decisions that went into figuring out the path for PickupPal.
Cheers - Eric