For what it’s worth, my son’s going to have to put up with random kisses, hair ruffles and hugs, whether he likes it or not. I’m gong to sneak into his room and cuddle up with him in that tiny bed because the world will swallow me in the morning and I’ll miss seeing him.
I entreat you, I implore you, I exhort you, I challenge you: To speak with conviction.
The best approach is more indirect: if you have the right sort of background, good startup ideas will seem obvious to you. But even then, not immediately. It takes time to come across situations where you notice something missing. And often these gaps won’t seem to be ideas for companies, just things that would be interesting to build. Which is why it’s good to have the time and the inclination to build things just because they’re interesting.
Live in the future and build what seems interesting. Strange as it sounds, that’s the real recipe.
I like typing code. It says what it is. I even considered writing graphs such as flow charts or database models in SVG once, but that’s a bridge too far. What is pretty helpful though, is graphviz, and the “dot” language.
In late 2012, Jody Ruth was stood on the edge of a cliff, looking to end his life. Luckily, he came back, but many others don’t. Jody found solace in writing, and wrote a hard-hitting blog called ‘Demons’ about what took him to the edge of the cliff, and what happened whilst he was there.