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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

To join or not to join - what was the question again!!??

A great post by Roger Kondrat earlier on whether you should start your own business with your own great idea or join another company who has one early on. You can read it here

It reminds me of an old saying I stuck on my wall years ago:
"It’s not how many ideas you have but how many you make happen."

Starting a business is really difficult and I would never recommend doing it on your own. So if you can round up a team of co-founders or find other people starting a business you believe in (easier said than done)- join forces. Chris and I help each other when we're down and need an extra boost to keep going, and once you have a founding team then things become a whole lot easier.

Lastly, try not to think about the money aspect. Get involved with a business you are passionate about because you really believe in it and that it can change the landscape. Your passion for it will result in perservance and success after which the money will fall into place.


Anonymous Roger said...

Hi Guys,

I am trying to push this event as hard as possible, if you could make some kind of post on your site that would be great. As well as tell me how many you have invited and whom.
Blogger/Web 2.0 Event in London

Anyday now Vodafone will ask the big question, how many are confirmed and the bigger the number the better.


12:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comments on passion over money encouraged me. Looking to create team at the moment - have feelers out etc, keeping it loose etc. How do you know who is the right team?


7:12 pm  
Anonymous Philip Wilkinson said...

Mostly gut feel. Is the person you are considering also passionate about the type of thing your company is doing? Do you get on well (remember you'll be working very closely with them for long hours)?

Best thing to do is to ask if they will work on a task with you over a weekend to see how you work together (much better than interviewing) and always have a three month trial with anyone.

9:48 pm  

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