This serves as a reminder that we're only ever able to connect the dots looking back.<...> In his Stanford Commencement Address in 2005, Steve Jobs famously said: "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the
First time here? Start with the hits:
If you're validating your (startup) idea, this is the ultimate method.
Because it's a rollercoaster-like life as an entrepreneur.
Every sale and every relationship with a customer starts with you helping them.
Pressing pause on a startup is the hardest thing I've ever done.
Lately I've been struggling to be naked in front of a mirror.<...> Wait - before you start having (bad) mental images of a naked Adii, I'll clarify: I don't mean naked in that way. Instead I'm talking about being naked as to how it relates to being an entrepreneur
If all constraints and considerations were to be removed, of what would you want more?<...> This is something that has popped into my thoughts often during the last couple of months (which I'll mostly label as being reflective) since taking some time out. My answer to the question surprised
It's taken me a while, but I'm here. I'm back at the starting point.<...> When I pressed pause on PublicBeta a couple of months ago (which now seems like a lifetime), I had absolutely no idea what the road beyond that decision held in store. So - contrary to
The Beastie Boys fought for their right to party. I fought for my right to make mistakes.<...> I wanted to share this short post with you that I wrote as the Foreword to an awesome e-book about entrepreneurship that a friend recently released Here it is... Professionally I consider
I'd like to build a simulation game about tech startups for wannabe entrepreneurs and investors.<...> My problem is that I have too many ideas at present, which means the gap between any one of those ideas and actually executing on them is growing. That, and the fact that I
Having ideas is the easy part. Actually doing anything about those ideas is ever-so-slightly harder.<...> This is something that I've been pondering recently, until it struck me this morning. The only way to move from idea to action is to close the gap between the two as quickly and
Because trying to keep up with these bastards isn't already enough (of a challenge).<...> It's been 23 days since the last article I published here. And it's not for lack of ideas or words that I'm only getting around to publishing this now. Nope, instead I fell into a