Seth Godin reminded me about having goals. “Having goals is a pain in the neck,” he says, but “the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”

OK, good point. Here are Fog Creek Software’s goals for 2009, in no particular order:

  • Ship FogBugz 7.0 for all platforms
  • Ship Copilot Desktop for all platforms
  • Release the next documentary about software development
  • Build a kick-ass new product from the ground up with the summer interns, and get the first dollar of customer revenue before they go back to school
  • Put on a fantastic Business of Software conference
  • Relive the glory days with another FogBugz World Tour

I like what Seth said about how “if you don’t have a goal, you never have to worry about missing it.”

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.