Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Lessons from Boo

There are 2 surprises today:
  • There is a non-mainstream media interviewing local entrepreneurs, and the content is very genuine and down-to-earth with no time limitation (a good 30+ minutes)
  • A company that sell bags (Greenroom 136) actually have a secondary objective to do this (entrepreneur video pod cast) through ConcreteJungle.
Let's see what we can learn from the local entrepreneur for a change: Boo from HomeTuitionJob.com



Summary

  • It's okay to wear shorts during interview if you are a real entrepreneur :)
  • Get turned down by a grant provider made him more determined.
  • Learn from Japanese Manga: Kawaii-factor (cuteness)
  • SEO save the day
  • Learn how to sell
  • Attract talent: it's not about money, it's about a higher purpose (brightness of the future factor)
  • SweetLogic: powered people through Internet, make a nobody into somebody
  • Funding is a bonus to do a startup, not a reason; you don't really need money (except to survive)
  • Inspiration from hotornot.com and plentyoffish.com (start from home without funding)
  • Business exist to solve a problem, and get paid for it.
  • When you don't have money, you become very creative.
  • If you read too much, you become afraid to try; don't take too much advice, just do it.
  • Don't be afraid to fail (though a taboo for Asian culture); web business fail faster, try again.
  • Pero (between Zero to Hero): Pumping blood into the company.
  • Make HomeTuitioJob global; the world is not the limit, the space is.
  • Don't blame the investor if he don't invest in you.
  • Something "strange" will help you along the way (divine intervention)
  • Don't limit yourself

1 comment:

Gordon Greenroom said...

Thanks for watching. I hope you like the show.