David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals espouses a radical new business model: create something people want, then charge them money to use it.
The secret to making money online (video, 32 minutes)
I think it is well worth watching, especially if you have been brainwashed into the prevailing VC-funded, Facebook-or-bust, flip-it-before-we-run-out-of-cash mentality. If you still aren’t convinced, read this post by Dennis Forbes.
I really liked this, it appeals to my own mindset and was refreshing to hear him talk about it. Pity we do not see these kind of seminars downunder. We’re still in the “if it’s not a Facebook or Google why are you bothering” mode in dev and wider public circles here.