Speaking at a Web 2.0 Conference (November 2008) of people exploring the development of web-based communities, environmentalist activist, Al Gore, talked about the importance of clarifying your purpose.
He said that after buying a puppy for their young children many years ago, he and Tipper asked a dog trainer to come in and give them advice.
Her first question was "What is the puppy's purpose? Is it going to be a watch dog, is it going to get the newspaper in the morning, is it for the children to play with?"
Like puppies, any project, business or interest needs to have a defined purpose.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: “What is the puppy's purpose?”