Was listening to a podcast of Reid Hoffman’s talk – Stanford ETL. He talked about “The Startup of You” (the title of his book). A few bullets which by no means does justice to his talk since it lacks context of these statements. But I thought that I should list down the things that resonated with me most so that I can remember this talk.
Being an entrepreneur of your own life (The startup of you) – what does that mean?
- Forces of Change – Technology and People. Technology disrupts industries. It is an accelerating change.
- Taking Risks – Adopting to changing game around you
- Taking Intelligent Risks
- Asking yourself – “What can I be good at?”
- Asking yourself – “How am I almost world class?”
- Asking yourself – “How can I see what others don’t see?”
- Charting a Path – Navigating in an ocean vs driving on a road
- Being half wrong late in the game does not help
- If it is not 10X different, it is not different at all
- Asking yourself constantly – “what is my big idea?”
He also talks about aspects of employment and the concept of “tour of duty” but I have not included that in this list.