On TED Talks Director on YouTube Mike Rowe goes on and reveals a very fascinating idea about today’s US culture. We have a:
“War on Work”
Those words sunk into me because of a number of factors.
But I don’t want to go into those factors until you see Mike’s 20 minute commentary. So, take a view.
One of the facts that most entrepreneurs realize is we’re about solving people’s problems. A significant point in entrepreneurship is social entrepreneurship: Helping those with simple solutions that make a BIG impact on their lives.
As I have mentioned before in another blog post regarding Startup Entrepreneur for the Poor: Liter of Light sometimes the simple solutions affect more people that complex or complicated ones.
Here is another example showing that “certificates” or “degrees” from “approved” colleges and universities may be overkill for solving problems as the principles are the same. Failing to understand how a cell phone works does not stop me from using it much like these people solving their own problems
There’s a saying: Earners are learners. As an entrepreneur you have to continually learn new things about yourself, your market, your competitor, and various others aspects of life.
Here’s a list of more books to read by Venture Capitalists and Founders of companies that affected how they see markets and starting a business that BusinessInsider.com has listed Founders And VCs Reveal 21 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read.
Here’s the list:
Apple recently had their iPhone 4S launch, to some an anticipated new Apple product, to others a MUCH anticipated new Apple product which became disappointing. Did Apple miss it? Did Apple flub it? How could Apple disappoint their customers so much?
Well, let’s take a look.
This NY Times article, The Man Who Inspired Jobs, says a lot about who Steve Jobs was. What I found interesting is that both Jobs and Land both mixed art and science together with the final bit being business, how to make money off of your ideas. Both were autodidacts and pursued their dreams and talents to their ends.
I was on my way home from a local high school curriculum meeting discussing how the high school can best prepare kids for the working world. What would we expect from them, what should they know? I left the meeting after discussing the need to teach kids entrepreneurship, the business of their craft, on par with teaching them their craft, what they love to do and have the talent to do. As I left the meeting I called my wife to let her know that I was on my way to meet her and when I asked her how she was doing, she said, “I sad.” Or more appropriate, iSad.
Hearing her sadness in her voice I asked, “Why are you sad, Sweetie?” Then she said, “Steve Jobs had died!”