Ain’t this the the truth huh... The 3 most important things to do are to 1: Set Goals 2: Create a Plan 3: Execute/Take action
Years ago around 8th/9th grade, after a lot of our peers were making quick money and many ultimately getting jammed up in the “injustice system,” my homeboy and I sat down and plotted a plan to escape some of the traps and get to the next levels in life.
We deliberately said we were going to do things the “long way...” Like Biggie said “either ya slinging crack rock or ya got a wicked jump shot.” That was was what a lot of kids viewed as their options. (But there were others). Long story short... my boy had a wicked jump shot and he did his thing, he hustled and made it to the league. I busted my azz in school and went on to get an MBA. My boy and I connected on ventures later in life. At the time we were racing to be #markzuckerberg and #reidhoffman in the social media space (they obviously won). We then pivoted into other ventures film and TV among other things. There were a few successes, but ultimately things didn’t blow up like we’d hoped. (Good experience and great relationships were made.) I left the mini-venture capital world bought and sold a business or two and then, I got married started a beautiful family and fell back on my education to land a nice gig in corporate America, where I’ve been maneuvering since. (This was part of the plan, to swing for the fences and if I didn’t get the grand slam the education and experience would be an important backstop to still be able to maneuver comfortably.) Success doesn’t always occur in a straight line. Life will throw you curveballs. When you have a plan and know the direction you need to be going many times you’ll zig and zag but you’ll keep progressing and moving #forward#onwardandupward
The story isn’t over. Whether the plan is to take over the corporate world, to start another business venture, nonprofit, or whatever it is you endeavor as long as you’re still breathing, you have another shot. So plan your work and work your plans. All it takes is one hit and you’re legendary. Cheers to each of our next phases! #keepgoing#staymotivated#mogulgrind
3 hours ago
Facebook is a beast. Zuckerberg is a beast. Obviously.
What people don’t care about is the dozen or so apps or services Facebook tried to provide.
Facebook competing with Groupon? Totally forgot.
Facebook’s Snapchat clone? Never heard of it.
Facebook made a phone?
By moving quickly and dropping failed ventures as soon as possible Facebook was able to use whatever software was valuable from a ”failure” and move on to other ideas.
Facebook stories is almost comically unused, but it stands as the skeleton for Facebook to build it’s camera on.
Their app AR Studio let’s creators use built in face and space tracking technology to make camera effects. It might not seem to exciting, but the idea of placing an augmented reality sofa in your living room is tempting.
It’s cliche, but learning from your failures prevents them from being failures.