This is a story of how a one-woman run fashion startup helps one female tech entrepreneur on a global mission to bridge the digital divide for rural women in America.
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— Jackson Brown Jr.
November 1st is a beginning of a new month. When you are like me and trying to figure out how to build a couple of different businesses simultaneously, the beginning of the month is an overwhelming period. With some introspection, it is not hard to see that what is missing is as much due to the lack of good process as good planning.
I used to a work at an hedge fund well-known for a process driven approach in doing things. As I operate businesses, I discover more and more that a set of strong and rigorous processes set things in motion operationally, and can keep all the balls in the air. More thoughts on that, but for another time.
Working hard is incredibly invigorating, but being thoughtful while being pulled in many directions is a skill to master.
What could your prototype do that not only provide value but would provide it beyond their wildest expectation?
The moment that Ivanka Trump vividly remembers is one day Donald Trump and her were walking outside of the Trump Tower. Her father pointed to the beggar on the street and said, “The difference between me and the beggar on the street is that I’m $80 million in debt.”
The real difference is that one lets life happen to him, and the other actively shapes his life.