Rocket maaaan, burning out his fuse up here alone

Philip Morgan

You've probably read the news stories about this guy, Mike Hughes, who is working on launching himself 1,800 feet into the air using a homemade rocket in order to return with photographic proof that the Earth is flat, not round.The crazy thing, to me at least, is that I kind of admire this guy.I don't know this guy, so I'll make a couple of possibly generous assumptions:1) He's not using this rocket/flat Earth thing as, ahem, a "launching pad" for a career in reality TV.2) He's somewhere on the sane end of the mental health spectrum.In other words, if he's basically sane and doing this thing in good faith, I admire what he's doing.Why?First, he built a freaking rocket.Not an unmanned model rocket like I did as a kid, but a life-sized, manned rocked. That's kind of awesome.More importantly..._He's finding out for himself._He's not taking anybody's word for it. He's doing what he seems to believe will allow him to find out for himself what the truth about the Earth's shape is.Now I don't know why he isn't hanging a GoPro camera from a weather balloon (that would give him a far better view of the Earth's surface with less risk and complexity)... but details aside.... this guy is gaining firsthand knowledge. And again, I admire that part of his mission.What have you tested firsthand in your business?What positioning/specialization experiments have you tried?What lead generation experiments have you tried?What pricing experiments have you tried?What might you discover if you tried some things for yourself?To start your positioning/specialization experiments, check out Know a self-employed software developer who might benefit from specialization? Send 'em this free gift! Details here --> /referrals/