Angry Bird’s “overnight success” only took 8 years

People (we!) very often call someone else’s success – “overnight success”, while usually it takes YEARS to finally be successful (and sometimes success never comes!).

Angry Bird’s story is one of such “overnight success” stories.

“On March 10 the creators of Angry Birds (Rovio studios) announced that they had taken $42 Million in funding. They currently hold the record for the best selling iOS game ever. There is talks of a movie being produced featuring Angry Birds. You can already buy stuffed animal versions of the birds.”

“Did you know that the guys at Rovio spent 8 YEARS working on other games before they finally caught a huge break? That takes dedication. For almost a decade they didn’t have any big wins. “

” “Over night success” is often idolized in the startup world, but sometimes the glamor is based in myth rather than reality. Show up and work hard each and every day and remember that you’re getting closer. You can’t have a breakout hit if you never show up.”

Read the full article: http://thestartupfoundry.com/2011/03/11/angry-birds-overnight-success-only-took-8-years/

Be patient, persistent, hard-working, never give up and success will knock your door… some day.

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

Daniel Dryzek

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