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Hey Dharmesh, great post - each of them is so true.
#12 Assuming that by pouring money into it will lead to success/happiness is wrong. Time and dedication is what really matters in the long run.
And one BIG difference: In entrepreneurship, you can rarely exit a winner. In dating, you never do.
In dating its best to keep it to two people in entrepreneurship I think you can possibly add a few more players.
Jason is just a bit "rusty," that's all! :)
btw - A little trivia note. To back it up a moment: When my sons were young, I was always faulted because they had the latest (whatever) hot off the press. As you said, it is never a good idea as a "replacement," but in conjunction, I always argued that it was not "spoiling," (as I was told)--spoiling means "ruined." Well, I just read in my Psychology class (yes, I went back to school) the following: Our genes dictate our overall brain architecture, but experience fills in the details, developing neural connections and preparing our brain for thought and language and other later experiences. So how do early experiences leave their "marks" in the brain? Mark Rosenzweig and David Krech opened a window on that process when they raised some young rats in solitary confinement and others in a communal play-ground. When they later analyzed the rats' brains, those who died with the most toys had won. The rats living in the enriched environment, which simulated a natural environment, usually developed a heavier and thicker brain cortex.
Moral of the story: Jason needs to get back out there! :)
Both need waiting a lot for expected ones...
#14. Sometimes you get attracted to a superficial one and think that's the one. Just have to realize the mistake and move onto the next on asap.
Nice ones. Looking forward to the next one comparing to a baby.
Hehe, thanks for sharing.
* Go slowly until you know what you are doing
*Don't wait for the perfect time to get out and meet the market, do it now
* Protection is required for both
Piggybacking on #11: Both dating and startups absolutely, positively require excellent communication and mutual respect/honesty - by everyone involved - if they're going to create something that endures!
Guys: if you run out of money you are f**ked just like in startups!
"Everyone’s going to have advice — even those that haven’t done it well."
So true. Just a shame usually you don't find those people posting advice on popular blogs... :)
I'm getting just a little tired of being told, "just do it, and keep doing it until it works" from people who managed to succeed on their first try and had a ton of financial backing from their families to do it in the first place...
This list is probably one of the most realistic and BS-free lists I've seen in a while. Kudos!
#12, Startups and dating are both temporary -- until you find an opportunity that will mature to succeed long term and stay established.
Both Dating and Entrepreneurship has Suprises,Always be ready with a Plan B.
Both have their own whims and demands but if properly managed both yield good results