Startup Tips for The Hacker


If you’re not at the leading edge of some rapidly changing field, you can get to one. For example, anyone reasonably smart can probably get to an edge of programming (e.g. building mobile apps) in a year. Since a successful startup will consume at least 3-5 years of your life, a year’s preparation would be a reasonable investment. Especially if you’re also looking for a cofounder. [4]
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Confused And Close To Giving Up

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us  to a new path – Walt Disney

Don’t, just don’t. If you started with a good idea, push forward. It might be that “good” turned in to impossible, time consuming, challenging, or it’s just not for me. Well, if you’ve realize that it’s not for you, then congrats on taking the initiative of figuring that out at least. So now you won’t regret it the rest of you life asking “what ifs…”

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Albert Einstein said: “If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t know it well enough.”

Steve Jobs said: “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

I say: Simple is complicated enough. Keep it that way.


Ken Burns On Story

The common story is 1 + 1 = 2,  the real genuine stories is the 1 + 1 = 3 … where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” – Ken Burns

Ken Burns is one of those giants I mentioned before. What a great filmmaker and storyteller.  After reading Brian McDonald’s article, Yes, Documentaries Also Use Story Structure, I took a real hard look at myself and said, “Hey, this is another option to make films. To  tell real stories. To speak truth.” Since then, I’ve been exploring the field.

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One App At A Time

“I don’t have a background in programming, I’m just a guy who saw a problem that needed to be solved.”

Your idea. Is it really about the money? Or is it something greater than that? Making a difference. Changing lives.

After seeing this video, how can you interpret it to your own craft? What problem do you see?

Maybe not an app. But a story, film, or a song at time to provoke change.