For the benefit of new readers, I have compiled a set of articles that
I have written in the past (published on this blog) on the topic of
entrepreneurship. Here they are:
Like many things in life, you only get to be a “first time”
entrepreneur once. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, please try to
answer these questions for yourself.
2. 10 better questions for aspiring entrepreneurs – Sep 23, 2006
These questions are from the field. These are questions that aspiring
entrepreneurs are asking. Rather than answering their questions, I have
taken a shot at refining them. Like I have said before, one good
question can change the way you think and live the rest of your life.
3. Help – someone stole my idea! – Aug 22, 2006
Ideas are great but they are not everything. Can you EXECUTE on them is the real question.
4. Ways to distinguish yourself – #111 Don’t look to get drowned in positive feedback – Mar 15, 2006
This is a common trap for many entrepreneurs that are starting out. Please take care to not get sucked into it.
5. Ways to distinguish yourself – #15 Embrace uncertainty with ease – Mar 29, 2005
There are no guarantees in life – especially true in the lives of
entrepreneurs. Why not welcome uncertainty and be comfortable with it?
6. Are you an entrepeneur? – May 19, 2005
Tom Evslin has some sage advice here. Don’t miss this one.
7. 10 Questions to ask yourself when you are small – Nov 29, 2005
One of the key problems startups have is “lack of resources” – meaning
they have to get more done with less. Here are ten questions to ask
yourself when you are a small company.
8. Ways to distinguish yourself – #77 Treat your competition with respect – Dec 12, 2005
Competition is good. For one, it validates the market.
9. More on assumptions – The Sunflower Model – Mar 13, 2005
Rob Ryan (of Ascend Communications fame) has some great insights on assumptions
10. Ways to distinguish yourself #151 – Enroll people to provide progressive feedback – Jul 7, 2006
Feedback is good. Progressive feedback is even better.
11. Ways to distinguish yourself #143 – Surround yourself with thought amplifiers – Jun 22, 2006
Are you surrounded by people that will amplify your thoughts?
12. 9 Reasons for Reading Business Books – Jun 12, 2006
All leaders are readers. If that is not a big enough motivation, here are 9 reasons to read business books
13. Ways to distingish yourself – #47 Simplify
Isn’t this what most entrepeneurs aim to do – simplify something for people or businesses?
10 ideas to get new ideas
Ideas are not usually a problem for entrepreneurs (they have plenty of them) – anyways you might find one or two things interesting in my list.
Bonus – I am sure you already know about these sites but here they are anyway (in no particular order – I love them all)
All entrepreneurs should bookmark this without fail – especially ones that are running technology businesses
* Brad Feld
Free education and insights on the VC world. Especially the articles on Entrepreneurship and Board matters.
* Seth Godin
For a ton of insights on marketing and just pure thought stimulation
* Carson McNomas (also known as Workhappy.net)
Always a great resource for cool new applications and services
Almost needs no introduction. Entrepreneur or otherwise, you got to bookmark this one.
* Harry Beckwith
Unfortunately Harry has not started a blog yet – I hope he does. For now, we have to just live with his books and newsletter.