A brief change over here at Rev2: While Craig is busy churning out awesome news-reviews-and-what’s-cool posts (which is what Rev2 has always been about), I have decided — instead of procrastinating when I have the time and hunting for inches of spare time when I don’t — to focus my Rev2 energy on writing about something which I am truly, truly passionate about (even so than perhaps than technically in-depth review about cool things) and have a million thoughts to share on, conveniently eliminating the need to hunt for topics, a certain kind of “pressure” that comes with the regular day-to-day tech blogging, and my personal laziness to write exclusively about something that doesn’t really excite me that much (X company launches Y feature? Great.)
Seeing that I based this blog — since its conception in 2005 — on the “next revolution”, I hope to be talking more about the people behind this revolution: entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. If you read Rev2, you may know that I have been busy working on my startup, Nincha, and for the past year, doing so has been a huge learning experience for me as a first-time entrepreneur. As I continue to learn, I hope to share occasional insights on Rev2 that I hope interest other ‘learning’ entrepreneurs such as myself, and together, we are able to build a conversation around it.
Unlike others who seek to provide definite answers, I’ll happy admit that I won’t have any answers, or any success stories, but what I do hope to do is to raise questions. Having read through about a dozen business memoirs over the last year — about successes, failures, eBay, Kinkos, Apple, Microsoft, 90s dot-bombs, the lot — something I have learned is that there is no definite pathway or answers to problems which we, as entrepreneurs face. There are only circumstances and proven methods and unproven methods, and for every proven method, there is an opposite proven method which has resulted in a similar consequence, and vice-versa. The only definite medicine we can carry is ourselves, and the values/ideas/beliefs/philosophies we base our companies and everything around ourselves on.
So, it is important that what we spend a lot of time thinking about this, and I think the best way to do it is to ask questions and learn, not by 5 dictated “guaranteed success tips” by a one-time-lucky millionaire, but by noticing every possible potential answer around the question, scanning the consequence, and seeing for yourself what really works and what doesn’t, and what’s best to believe in. Additionally, the best way to learn is through failure, so nothing — NOTHING — beats trying things yourself and learning from that. And believe me, this doesn’t apply just to startups, but mostly life in general.
I have a bunch of ideas I want to discuss, but I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line or leave a comment and tell me what you’d like to learn, ask, seek, discover, explore, and what interests you as an entrepreneur. I hope to be checking in a little more frequently than I have, and thought-provoking you next-revolutioners.