There is plenty of noise in the world. Sometimes you can get away from it to think but most of the time you can’t. So to deal with it, you have to learn to filter. Stay true to your core ideology and focus on your customer. The rest is noise.
Ted Turner once described his son as “He’s an entrepreneur. He doesn’t have a real job.” Yet the overwhelming driver of job growth in the US economy is small business. America is the best place in the world to start a company.
Corporations and no longer value loyalty so the idea of job security is a false reality.
Give yourself permission to think about being your own boss. It’s hard and risky but it’s never boring.
There’s not time to do everything. But not doing everything still takes time. Focus on the most important things and outsource the rest.
Part time entrepreneurship is generally not fundable. Sooner or later you’ll have to be all in. Then you’ll find it’s still not enough. Pick your partners and key staff wisely.
If Drucker was right and the purpose of the business is to have a customer, then guess what?
It’s not about your technology, or your intellectual property, or your features. It’s not about how many publications or degrees you have.
Every business should be in the people business delighting customers and solving their pain. The rest is just the channel that delivers value.
Great science is great science. But it’s not a business…
Great technology can change the world. But it’s not a business…
Great ideas capture imagination. But it’s not a business…
Great people can inspire others. But it’s not a business…
Great organizations can do great things. But it’s not a business…
…until there’s a customer.
Break out of the institution and create greatness. Follow the rules or make new ones.
Confront your risk and manage it.
The blog goes active on January 1st, 2012. It is an entrepreneurial microblog with daily posts on quotes, ideas and general wisdom for entrepreneurs and the communities they live in.