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Overnight Success Does Not Exist

“Nobody is an overnight success,” claims David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at 37signals and developer of the Web platform Ruby on Rails. When some product or company suddenly appears out of nowhere, it usually arrives out of 10 years worth of work. He points out that 37signals and Basecamp took just this length of time to become a success. Accelerated growth is a charade, Heinemeier Hansson stresses. It takes time to develop a sustainable, profitable company.