Thursday, February 02, 2012

Review: Tara Hunt - The Unclear Path

She might have a dramatic showmanship, but that's the true emotions, feelings and thoughts of a startup entreprenuer. Totally delusional :)

  • I'm Tara, I'm more broke and happier, and I'm a Startup Entreprenuer
  • Most investor will not understand nor believe in your venture, and believe you'll probably fail (too much competition, no competition, never been done before); you walk out of the meeting with 2 things: i) a broken weary heart ii) the burning desire to walk back someday and say "I told you so" when you found success.
  • Sometimes you get a meeting which really go well, but the follow up is dead with an email of "You're great, but we have to skip"
  • You break my heart, but not my spirit
  • Despite all the disappointment, what if ... (we actually made it), wouldn't it be worth it?
  • What it takes to be an entreprenuer: You need to be all in; working on side project is fine, but it's not a entreprenuer; working as a consultant is detter defined as self-employed.
  • When you are all in, you are obsessively focus on survival and success of your business day in and day out because you have to be. You get very creative, you dream about it, you keep thinking and doing it.
  • Characteristics: i) delusion ii) a desire to change the status quo iii) sheer, utter and audacity
  • It's not a matter of taking a easy or hard road: it's to do something meaningful
  • I don't know the road to "success"; goals will shift (pivot); does Mark knows what Facebook will be today, in the beginning?
  • The arrogance in believing in something so strongly that you are going to drive the people around you that love you completely bonkers.
  • Perseverance: ability to hang-on, stand up and continue walking again (99 no to get to a single yes).

Apple's Think Different

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.



Tara Hunt said...

Thanks for posting and summarizing this! And good luck with your own unclear path!

d_luaz said...

Thanks for stopping by, it's a long journey ahead :)

KC said...

Thanks for hammering this into my head once again. Every time I watch that video, see those quotes, it gives me some much to think.