If you search “best startup books” on Google, just like almost every other time when you are unsure of something, you are sure to get the following titles. Yes, reading is fun but if you are a founder of an early-stage startup, you should really avoid reading them.
It is easy to treat designing thinking as just another business or management fad. More people are talking about it now than ever, either intentionally or unintentionally. Here are some of my thoughts.
Last week I had a chance to attend a communication course. To be honest, I have attended my share of these types of ‘leadership’ and ‘management’ courses, and the results have been mixed at best. However, this one is different. Very different.
One random day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, as requested by the bus driver. That led to the Montgomery bus boycott, and of course, ultimately leading to the famous speech by Martin Luther King, “I have a dream“.
Building a startup is a whole lot like starting a love relationship. Oh, as you go further into the journey, such as raising a series A, term sheet negotiation with institutional investors is pretty much identical to signing a prenuptial agreement. But let’s be patient, we will get to that later. Everyone has to start…
Another startup weekend. Another major disappointment. I am not dissing startup weekend. I like it. I have helped organise one, mentor and judge on a few other ones. I love the enthusiasm, excitement and the wonderful vibe one can always experience from this volunteer-run event.
From the day we are born, we all share one destiny. We are on our way to death. This is perhaps the biggest paradox in this world, the journey which we strive towards this ultimate destiny is what we call life.