April 2016
Giacomo 'Peldi' Guilizzoni

Learn to Like the Chores

As an entrepreneur, you'll have many different kinds of tasks to do. And some of them will be really hard or boring or just not well-suited for you. The trick is learning to love those tasks!

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Guest post by Jeffrey Zeldman

Know Yourself

Happiness in work isn't merely a question of skills; it's about who you are, how you relate to others, and how others see you.
Jeffrey Zeldman, founder of A List Apart, shares his thoughts in this guest post.

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Guest post by Dan Counsell

Stick with It

Building any kind of business is hard. And there’s really no such thing as an overnight success. When you start digging into the stories of successful people around you, you’ll find they’ve been doing the same thing for many years.

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Dan Counsell

Founder of Realmac Software

Jeffrey Zeldman

Founder of AListApart

Gedeon Maheux

Founder of the Iconfactory

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People over Product

Great teams build great products: the people that you decide to partner and work with are vastly more important than the idea itself.

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Do the Time

People think that you have to be young in order to do great things. They tell you that »people in their twenties come up with the best ideas«. I disagree.

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Being an entrepreneur is about learning how to make progress in the midst of uncertainty. The quicker you can reduce this uncertainty, the better your chances of creating a product that sticks.

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Focus on Your Product

There is a tremendous amount of work involved in getting all the small details of your product right. Make sure you have the right focus.

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Don't Underestimate

I thought we’d bring Tower, our first product, to the market and then start working on our next product, no more than 12 months later. Boy, was I naive...

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Don’t Spread Yourself too Thin

When you start your business, you’re fully focused on just one thing: creating a great product. But as soon as the product is nearly complete you begin to think about ten thousand things…

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Take Baby Steps

Having trouble starting a new, large intimidating project at work? Gedeon Maheux, co-founder and designer at the Iconfactory, has some great advice to make starting a new project easier.

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Stay Organized. Stay Productive. Stay on Top.

When you start a company as a technical co-­founder, your job is typically to code. You're working on the product all day, shipping one feature after the other. But as your company grows and your role turns into that of a manager, everything changes...

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If You Fail, Start Up Again

Starting over isn’t easy. It’s hard and humbling. Since most startups don’t work out, more founders fail first than succeed. But all of that doesn’t deter entrepreneurs from trying, either for the first time or all over again.

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Stop Networking - Start Meeting People

I never was a good networker. I never liked it, and I finally found out why: I had looked at it the wrong way.

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Don't Ask for Money - Ask for Advice

When your company is in the early stages you're struggling to keep your head above water. You're in all sorts of trouble: You're weeks from going broke, you're trying to figure out what you'll actually be selling, the business model - and 96 other problems.

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