For the past five or so years I have fielded on average about 100 emails a week on this site. Everything from concerns about me, comments on what an idiot I am and marriage proposals have been filed, responded to and laughed with. The past 12 years there probably hasn't been a day where I didn't think, reminisce or wince at the legacy I created with Microworkz.
Many of you have asked for the whole story, all the details, the total thought process and perhaps the real inside accounting of how everything went down. Two years ago, with the help of some amazing writers and researchers, we begin to document, craft and develop the facts into a single manuscript. That book, now titled "The Good Fail", is now in pre-production and will be in online and offline bookstores, Kindles, iPad's and other devices in April 2012.
The publication of this book, part life story and part entrepeneurs reference guide, is the end of the Microworkz story for me. On April 3rd, when the book is officially released, this site and all the content on this site will cease to exist. Microworkz, both as a company and an idea, will have reached its logical and permanent end.
This is the last post I will write here and it's not without a tear in my eye. Microworkz was a dream that I couldn't make a reality. Microworkz was a nightmare that helped shape who I am today. Microworkz was a movement that helped change the landscape of computing. But, most of all, Microworkz was, I hope, the foundation of a story that will help entrepeneurs and future business leaders recognize and avoid failure.
Richard Keith Latman
The Good Fail: Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Rise and Fall of Microworkz