Ideas Happen

Apr 11
“In the long run, where you go to college doesn’t matter as much as what you do with the opportunities you’re given there. The MIT name on your resume won’t mean much if that’s the only thing on your resume.” What is the best advice you have ever received?

Apr 9
“For the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you.” Hindu saying

You know how they always say, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”. I say, “Do the job you want, not the job you have”.

Your ideal job probably requires skills and experience you can’t get in your current role. Go ahead and learn those skills outside work through side projects or volunteering. Then bring these new skills into your current role. This is my core principle of job advancement.

What is the single greatest piece of career advice you’ve ever gotten?

“20s is the best time to start understanding yourself - what is your strength, weakness, passion, interest et al. You should know what upsets you and what makes you happy. Realize what is THE thing that would motivate you in times of greatest failure. Find the answers to these questions - what is your fear; who loves you; what do you want to achieve and so on.” What can I do in my 20s that will benefit my future self?

Apr 8

Most of us entrepreneurs have a habit of working on stuff WAY longer than we need to.

We spend days, weeks, and months slaving over our creations.

Why?

Because we forget to about our trusty little friend, Parkinson’s Law. Parkinson’s Law states that work expands to fill the time allotted.

Translation: You give yourself a week to make a video intro for your website, you’ll likely take a week, or 12, to do it.

How To Double Your Results And Actually Work LESS

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” Amazon Startup Story