wired:


Silicon Valley is always selling the next category, the new frontier, the thing you’ll need tomorrow but can’t even imagine wanting today. A computer in your home. The Internet in your pocket. Your music in the cloud. A smartphone on your wrist or face.
For decades now, the Valley has asked customers to break routines, to risk ridicule and pay handsomely for the privilege. Unlike any other industry, tech relies on not merely trust but faith that a leap into the unknown will be rewarded.

[MORE: Silicon Valley Needs to Lose the Arrogance or Risk Destruction]

wired:

Silicon Valley is always selling the next category, the new frontier, the thing you’ll need tomorrow but can’t even imagine wanting today. A computer in your home. The Internet in your pocket. Your music in the cloud. A smartphone on your wrist or face.

For decades now, the Valley has asked customers to break routines, to risk ridicule and pay handsomely for the privilege. Unlike any other industry, tech relies on not merely trust but faith that a leap into the unknown will be rewarded.

[MORE: Silicon Valley Needs to Lose the Arrogance or Risk Destruction]

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fastcompany:

Here’s why Twitter software engineer Buster Benson or Y Combinator founder Paul Graham think that you need to learn to love to toil.
The personal slog
Writing on his always-interesting SVBTLE blog, Benson says there are different modes of work:
Introspection: Finding yourself.
Exploration: Finding everything else.
Goal-making: Based on values found during introspection.
Strategy-making: Hypotheses about how to achieve your goals.
Experimentation: Trying things, playing, iterating.
Finding fit: Person/universe fit.
Slogging: Executing. Doing the work.
Each draws on different moods, states of mind, and brainwaves, Benson says, and we tend to excel at some and suck at others.

These processes don’t happen sequentially; they’re simultaneous. If your workflow is a startup, its organization is flat: Each mode is strongest when the others are strongest, and neglecting one hurts the others.
And it’s the slog that’s getting things done.
An inquiry into human schlepping
Paul Graham is Silicon Valley’s godfather who defines what makes a startup a startup (growth) and what a founder really is: an economic research scientist. Part of that research is schlepping.
“One of the many things we do at Y Combinator is teach hackers about the inevitability of schleps,” he writes in a recent post. “(They) are not merely inevitable, but pretty much what business consists of.”
We don’t like schleps, Graham says, and that dislike provokes an unconscious blindness. We are, unknown to ourselves, pulling away from doing hard stuff (like seeing your friend in Queens).
But because everyone’s scared of the schlep, the toils are doubly valuable.
So keep calm and schlep on.
Here’s the full story.

Trouver son juste équilibre à travers ses modes de travail.

fastcompany:

Here’s why Twitter software engineer Buster Benson or Y Combinator founder Paul Graham think that you need to learn to love to toil.

The personal slog

Writing on his always-interesting SVBTLE blog, Benson says there are different modes of work:

  1. Introspection: Finding yourself.
  2. Exploration: Finding everything else.
  3. Goal-making: Based on values found during introspection.
  4. Strategy-making: Hypotheses about how to achieve your goals.
  5. Experimentation: Trying things, playing, iterating.
  6. Finding fit: Person/universe fit.
  7. Slogging: Executing. Doing the work.

Each draws on different moods, states of mind, and brainwaves, Benson says, and we tend to excel at some and suck at others.

These processes don’t happen sequentially; they’re simultaneous. If your workflow is a startup, its organization is flat: Each mode is strongest when the others are strongest, and neglecting one hurts the others.

And it’s the slog that’s getting things done.

An inquiry into human schlepping

Paul Graham is Silicon Valley’s godfather who defines what makes a startup a startup (growth) and what a founder really is: an economic research scientist. Part of that research is schlepping.

“One of the many things we do at Y Combinator is teach hackers about the inevitability of schleps,” he writes in a recent post. “(They) are not merely inevitable, but pretty much what business consists of.”

We don’t like schleps, Graham says, and that dislike provokes an unconscious blindness. We are, unknown to ourselves, pulling away from doing hard stuff (like seeing your friend in Queens).

But because everyone’s scared of the schlep, the toils are doubly valuable.

So keep calm and schlep on.

Here’s the full story.

Trouver son juste équilibre à travers ses modes de travail.

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amexopenforum:

Top 41 Tips from Game-Changing EntrepreneursIn The Startup Playbook, David Kidder writes about the fascinating startup stories—the good, the bad and the ugly—of 41 successful entrepreneurs and asks them to divulge lessons from the trenches. A few common themes emerged: 1) don’t fear failure (in fact, you should fail often); 2) focus on the big ideas rather than the to-do list; 3) always look forward and think ahead; and 4) develop a product that will improve lives and leave a positive impact on the world. Read here for our favorite pieces of advice from each entrepreneur profiled. (via Top 41 Tips from Game-Changing Entrepreneurs - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)



Inspirations pour allez de l’avant.

amexopenforum:

Top 41 Tips from Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

In The Startup Playbook, David Kidder writes about the fascinating startup stories—the good, the bad and the ugly—of 41 successful entrepreneurs and asks them to divulge lessons from the trenches. A few common themes emerged: 1) don’t fear failure (in fact, you should fail often); 2) focus on the big ideas rather than the to-do list; 3) always look forward and think ahead; and 4) develop a product that will improve lives and leave a positive impact on the world.

Read here for our favorite pieces of advice from each entrepreneur profiled.

(via Top 41 Tips from Game-Changing Entrepreneurs - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Inspirations pour allez de l’avant.

(via fastcompany)

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