A Bootstrapper's Guide to the Startup Universe
http://minng.com). Ojile is an Aeronautical Engineering graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a graduate of Cornell Law School. Over the years, he's worked as a corporate attorney at a top 10 international law firm, and as an IT business analyst/consultant at a major retailer, web marketing company and a couple of startups.
Money. Technology. Chutzpah. A socratic conversation under the following headings:
CHUTZPAH: - What's your passion? - The enemies of chutzpah (Your house? Your job? Your 401k?) - If at first you don't succeed, be retrospective. - It's a lonely world out there. Find good partners.
MONEY: - "I don't have the money": the excuse we give ourselves to do nothing. - Get acquainted. There's money all around you. - When the ideas run out, the money follows. - Don't spend money like a corporation.
TECHNOLOGY: - So, what have you heard about Everett Roger's innovation diffusion curve? - Your idea may be good. But not that good. - Master system development lifecycles. Know what to expect. - With all the APIs out there, it's never been easier to build your IT. - Outsourcing as a competitive advantage. Act local. Think global.