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Posts tagged “Self-Development

Why do I want to startup?

David Cohen, TechStars

Are you planning to startup yourself? What’s motivating the switch?” — a friend recently asked me.

 

I believe this is a fundamental question that all aspiring startup enterprenaurs should ask themselves. It took me a while to articulate my feelings in this.

I’ve always loved the ideology of a startup. Partly because my dad is an enterprising businessman and I’ve always looked at it positively. Also, because holistic development has been ingrained in my way of life.

For me, the journey of startup is an exercise in learning. It teaches you not just tech, business and design but also how to be a better team player, communicator, visionary and a better leader.

The (difficult) process of making a company, a product and an organization successful forces you to iron-out your rough edges and hones you to become a stronger, better, and a more capable individual.

If done right, its an ideal exercise in self-development.

If you ever dream of starting a company or are fascinated by the idea of having a startup, do some soul searching and ask yourself: “Why do you want to startup?” 

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JK Rowling’s Speech at Harvard Commencement 2008

One of the best speeches I’ve ever heard.

Talks about the Benefits of FailureImportance of Imagination, and the influence that individuals like us have over the future well being of the world(An apt listen after last night’s terror activities at Pune.)

Part1:

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