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The Power of the individual and the open internet
by Alexis Ohanian
Three lessons from Without Their Permission to help you bring your own internet startup to life:
Most people starting a business (and engineers are especially prone to this, hence the term Engineer's Disease) do it in the following order:
And then they get sad...
A father and son duo from Australia invented a way to get honey from their beehives without having to open it and tranquillize the bees. Thanks to their simple system the honey just flows out, literally on tap.
Not a pretty common problem – yet
Forget about billion-dollar markets or reaching 1 in 7 people on the planet, like Facebook (even they started with just college campuses).
Focus on a problem that’s personal, close to you, and is unique to a small group of people, and you’ll do just fine.
The internet can amplify anything overnight so be careful what you put out.
In 2007, Greenpeace started a campaign to track a whale via satellite, to bring awareness to Japanese fishers still hunting these creatures and protest against an expedition set out to hunt down 50 whales. To en...
Whether you’re a solopreneur or you lead a growing team, if you want to make the world suck less, you need a kickass support team. Sure, they need to be competent and driven and quasi-entertaining (that’s a plus). But more importantly, they need to take pride in their work.
The Language = Programming.
If you want to become The Maker, you might want to follow these 3 steps:
The digital revolution is forcing all of us to step up our game, BIG time. It forces us to develop skills that fall outside of our comfort zones. It forces us to stop apologizing for high standards and expectations. And it forces us to push ourselves, stop making excuses, and start making the wor...
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