As I’ve reflected on starting this personal site of mine for sometime now (I’ve owned the domain for five years), I’ve also been reflecting on taking a monumental step in my entrepreneurial career.
Guy Kawasaki shared some thoughts on lessons learned from Steve Jobs that immensely helped in clarifying many of the thoughts I have had around this new, rather uncharted endeavor. They are:
- Don’t trust experts.
- Customers can never tell you what they need.
- Biggest challenges beget the best work.
- Design counts.
- Big graphics, big font.
- Jump curves – not better sameness (not 10% better, 10x better).
- Works or Doesn’t Work is all that matter.
- Value is different from price.
- A players hire A players. B players hire C players.
- Real CEOs demo.
- Real entrepreneurs ship.
- Some things need to be believed to be seen.
There is real wisdom in these words. Marinate on them and watch the video.