The dot com dream…
May 25, 2007 § 1 Comment
is hella difficult to pursue.
When dreaming the web 2.0 dream, I cannot help but to felt discouraged. A lot…
But such is life, ain’t nothin’ is easy. If success is easy, then everyone is successful already. Pursuing such humongous dream, of course I do the usual routes:
- Bank in skills like mad because cool stuff are made by utilizing various skills.
- Learn and apply time management. Even at home, or at work, or at plain old day-job, or while working at that cool open source framework. There’s only 24 hours a day. I cannot possibly lose too many minutes a day dreaming.
- Being Frugal. Because Frugal is the new Cool in Web 2.0
But those are seemingly not enough. It’s really though to COMPLETE a dream.
Therefore, when I’m at my low points. I like reading stories about how other entrepreneurs do things. I never read self-help books, but experiences told by real entrepreneurs are believable and more importantly, REAL.
Below are compilations of good reads that I’ve read. Stay tuned because I will have more:
- http://www.littlehart.net/atthekeyboard/2007/01/02/just-build-it-damnit/ (funny, and straight to the point. Why is it on the top of the list? CakePHP, nuff said…)
- http://mingle2.com/blog/view/how-i-built-mingle2 (I gave comments on this one earlier)
- http://makeitbigingames.com/blog/?p=29 (This is more like for game developers. But if it works for games, it should work for web 2.0 as well)
- http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/01/09/dont-blow-your-beta/ (Interesting advice about Beta version)
- http://bnoopy.typepad.com/ (This guy created Excite.com and JotSpot. Beware: Most of these are old posts, but still fun nonetheless)
- http://www.paulgraham.com (Ahh… Paul Graham, the LISP guy. Entrepreneurship is nothing without his essays)
- Signal vs Noise (37Signals, the RoR champion. It’s always worthed to read their essays)