This is much more like it! I was brought to this article from the O'Reilly one:
I find your insights to largely overshadow Marc Hedlund 's suggestions.
Thanks for posting this!
(And yes, I do qualify along all of your 15 parameters:-)
Excellent post. I too agree with the first poster.
What would help a lot of would-be entreprenuers is a way to evaluate ideas. I tend to churn out new ideas quite often, for me the trick is how to choose one to pursue. Any advice would be much appreciated!
I just want to point out that the second poster's statement that, "I too agree with the first poster" is garbled. As far as I can tell he is the first one to agree with the first poster, so the "too" is superfluous. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thanks to those that commented. Glad you liked the article.
John: I've written a couple of articles on idea generation and filtering, but will think about this more and see if its possible to dig deeper.
I got to this article by way of the radar. Being a tech entrepreneur myself, I see a lot of similarities in what you are saying. Great article!
I like what I read. It gives food for my mind to think about. Thanks for the write up.
Great article. I like to see original thinking and writing like this.
Spot-on, IMHO ;) Jives with my experience.
It's good to see #2 on the list. Every successful entrepreneur I know is an information junkie and always seems to be reading a ton of things at once.
That was a very motivational blog for me. I wonder if everyone feels like they are all 15 of those things, even though they are probably not.
Very nice complement to Rael's article on Radar! The hardest part for me has not been having good ideas, but in finding a partner. I am determined NOT to do this thing alone, but everyone seems to be into his/her own thing. We'll see how things mesh in my new home (Seattle), which seems to feed the entrepreneurial spirit. One things I would add to the list is to talk to other people 9even if email is preferred), because at the end of the day, tools are for people, not the other way around! I would LOVE to set up a shop wherein each person has a passion, but we might share other skills (like, in my case, legal training).
I think the software industry (in a lot of cases) can't HANDLE people like this. Look at all of the founders who have been absorbed by larger software organizations (Reddit, Dodgeball, etc.) and have run screaming in the other direction.
Excellent post! Although I am not a "software" guy, I am entrepreneurial. One thing I have learned over my short career is that it's okay if you don't know everything; just find the right people to fill those voids. I have found that listening to those that know more than you on a certain topic, can be an invaluable experience. Again, thank you for an excellent post.
could you please bullet ways by which one can become successful using the software programmes