I could not agree more with Luke Johnson here: A Bluffer's Guide to Starting a Business. I think this is relevant not just for entrepreneurs but for anyone wanting to try something new, whether it's a new job, a new recipe, a new skill, whatever. But would-be entrepreneurs in particular should know that possessing unreasonably high amounts of gumption is a strength.
I read Johnson's piece last week and today saw another terrific NY Times blog post along the same lines, also about faking it and making it.
Neither of these reads as cheezy Hallmark-moment "inspirational" claptrap. It's all about roll-up-your-sleeves-and-just-do-it persistence.
In the long run, we're all dead, said John Maynard Keynes once.
Tom Clayton of Bubble Motion writes on Techcrunch how Facebook specifically and more generally, other apps/companies that want to make it in mobile, can avoid death and instead position themselves for sustained growth.
The short answer? Cater to the feature phone users who still form the majority of mobile phone users in the world today by working with telecom operators.
Note that his advice is meant for those who have BIG ambitions and are ready to play the long game. If you want to be the fastest growing coupon company focused on iPhone users in Singapore who like croquet... (keep adding your own sub-classifications) you don't need to follow his advice.
Two days ago, we talked about ripping apart and rebuilding the very idea of what a bank means. Let's do the same thing with business schools today. Free b-school, anyone? There are a couple of fallacies in this piece, one of them potentially fatal, but worth a read nevertheless.
Looking to hire technical writers (product documentation and some marketing material), QA and testing personnel, and pre-sales engineers for an established yet fast-growing software company in Singapore. Great opportunity for future entrepreneurs.
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