Have an inclintation to be an entrepreneur?
Read this post by Tim Ferriss, called Why Grow? and other wisdom from 37Signals. Here are some of my favorite parts:
>> 37Signals is focused on getting sh*t done instead of chasing the Silicon Valley venture capital death spiral. Financing has it’s place, but it’s a means to an end and shouldn’t be confused with an end.
I’ve played around in the funding space for almost four years, thinking about getting funded, talking to people who have gotten funding, asking advice, talking to investors, etc. I have recently been going to any Funding Universe Crowdpitch I can, which is really enjoyable, but I’m still leery of looking for outside investors, so I really appreciated that line 🙂
>> More than 3,000,000 people worldwide use 37Signals products
WOW. 3M. That is amazing.
>> Have you ever noticed that while small businesses wish they were bigger, big businesses dream about being more agile and flexible?
Talking about the perfect size of a company… everyone is looking for that greener grass. Huge used to be the goal, but look at all the huge companies and all the problems they have?
>> The easiest, most straightforward way to create a great product or service is to make something you want to use.
I love that entire section… examples of companies that started because founders had their own itch to scratch, came up with a solution, and have done very well.
Very nice, inspiring post. I’ll have to check out the book.