It was lucky to hear many brilliant start-up stories in Jrn 450 class in my senior year; I have learned so much. Some of them made a huge success, and some of them make nothing to something. They have so many similarities to learn. First, when others ask them “Why?” they would ask back “Why… Continue reading “Why Not?”
After listen to this week’s material I found out that most of the good entrepreneurship has one common theme, which is to be brave to break the comfort zone. Before building Southwest Airlines, Herb Kelleher did not know anything about airlines. Actually he was a lawyer at that time. During the first several years he… Continue reading Why They Success and How It Feel When You Have An Entrepreneur in Home.
There are a lot of successful startup examples out there for us to learn about. They have a lot of similarities and those are the keys to success. First of all, they all have a clear target market and they know what their target audience needs. Secondly, they have a well-developed revenue model. Furthermore, they… Continue reading How you are doing is more important than what you are doing
The How I Built This podcast goes in-depth with creators of successful startup companies. They go through the entire journey of their companies, from where the idea came from to where they stand now and the roller coaster ride it took to get there. This is really helpful for us and where we are sitting… Continue reading When nothing builds to something
When Professor Haimerl said Inc.’s article on the price of entrepreneurship by Jessica Bruder was a downer, she wasn’t kidding. I found it interesting that Bruder compared most people’s mindsets regarding entrepreneurs to the Mark Zuckerbergs and Elon Musks of the world. And when we can’t be them, there is the quote, “fake it till… Continue reading Instacart vs. Cart2Table
The image used in The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship article reminded me of a photograph I’ve seen by Kyle Thompson. The anxiety is immediately more apparent in the image by Ruth Gwily, but is certainly there in both images. In her image, the mattress is floating on top of the sea but in his the waves… Continue reading Managing the stress of entrepreneurship
When we see a successful company in the market or interact with a particular brand as a consumer, we rarely think about all of the failures, sacrifices and persistence that it took to get there. After exploring a few of NPR’s “How I Built This” episodes, I not only have deeper admiration for startups and… Continue reading Behind-the-scenes of an entrepreneur’s hustle