When it comes to producing a product or service, there’s a viewpoint that comes about that really shows differences, of what has been showcased in various forms: An orchestra or a Jazz Ensemble.
Here Walt Disney in this video talks about the various artists he employes to draw his animations, as well as their personal views and talents painting the same item. But of what is most important is what Disney quotes of an artist telling first time artists what they should do in the very first part of the video.
It’s good advice, not only for artists, but for entrepreneurs, too. Enjoy, as the info is still relevant for today after may decades.
I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes changes, not only about my blog, but more importantly about the content of my blog. I have been reading a lot of information and historical information for a revision of my book. I have read eight books in the last four months as well as being involved in a number of issues that affect both me and you, especially in Colorado. Getting to the simple issues that make your and my life better. Hence so little has been done with my blog of late. But, never one for the loss of an idea, here’s one that just might strike a nerve, or at least I hope it does, because it did me.
Seeing what was good in history to seeing a current situation as bad and wanting to change back to the “good ol’ days” is a lot or change, once you realize that the current good is really bad. But change only takes one step at a time. Watch Ron Finley as he shows how simple change can be.
As an entrepreneur you either have time or have money, but usually not both. Later on as your business grows you’ll trade time for money by allowing others to do things they are better at than you are to free you up to do what you do best. But in the beginning if you don’t have the money then you have to do things yourself. But how can you save yourself time and money? Let’s take a look.
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Listening to a number of Silicon Valley discussions on and offline and their culture is one where you find the one thing they deal with over and over again is: how does one deal with failure.
The most basic question is: What do you call a failed entrepreneur in Silicon Valley? Experienced.
Anywhere else in the US and you have to change your name, move to another town, or your parents are embarrassed. In Silicon Valley after hearing about your first failure they ask, “What’s your next company going to be?”
The main culture should be innovation, that change is the name of the game, that leasing office space to 20 year olds is not unheard of, that taking a $2 Million dollar check and building a company around solving a problem is THE most important part of a startup culture.
It needs to be the same throughout the US, in schools and universities, businesses, and government institutions.
Having worked for many organizations and have now become a startup entrepreneur, today’s business mantra is that all organizations need to change, and more importantly, that change needs to accelerate.
If you don’t speed up, you’ll be “run over” by those that were behind you that are moving faster than you are or you’ll get left in the dust of those that you were following.
If you don’t speed up, you’re basically “done for.”
However, all speed and no direction is cause for concern, so there’s a problem with this need for speed when you hit the sound barrier.