If I’d asked a lot of people, they would have told me it wouldn’t work and tried to persuade me otherwise, says Michael Dell. Entrepreneurs need to be a little bit crazy. At least in the eyes of the others.
Yes, the data’s important and the analytics should be your guide for what to do, grow and focus efforts on. But pray, do not be so completely driven by those alluring numbers that you forget what you started it all for. You’re an entrepreneur, and you have the space, the ability and choice to do it differently.
Introducing to you, Lalit Patel – cofounder of Bash Gaming, a startup that went from $0 to $55mn in 18 experiments.
So this was my first trip to the Bay Area, which is like Hollywood for Startups (I’ve been staying in LA for the last 10 days so forgive the cliches / comparisons). And I noticed a lot of interesting factors here that may or may not completely resonate with most of the startup community either here or in the USA.
But if you understand your own risk appetite, and can follow up honestly and diligently on it, age, or your current financial situation will never be a constraint. Indeed, it can provide that crucial cushion that can enable measured, ‘calculated’ risk taking!
A startup nobody has heard of, comes along and makes you an offer: Some stock options, an entry level salary which is slightly lower than the industry average and a lottery which has a one in 10 chance of winning is on the table. It could go bust, or make it really big. You want in?
Today, let’s just appreciate others for staying put, for trying to change the world with limited resources, for taking all criticism and still going strong, for all entrepreneurs try to achieve.
Not having money forced us to learn, build and launch things quickly. More importantly it taught us ‘The importance of doing’.
We really need to move on and jump start our innovation engine. The brains need to come together, think up big a plan and put it to work, lest we lose sight of the vision of our forefathers.
The Orissa born Agarwal will now be mentored by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and the community which includes Sean Parker, the Founder of Napster and Elon Musk of Tesla.