I re-posted some of the wisdom posted by Fake Grimlock on AVC previously. Here’s another gem I’ve been meaning to repost. This is on having startup vision. An excerpt is below, but go to this link to see the rest, including, and in particular, the fantastic drawings.
FIRST THING DISRUPT SELF
EVERYONE GOOD AT SEE CAN’T. EVERYONE LIVE IN WORLD FULL OF IMPOSSIBLE.
EVERYTHING THAT MATTER IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL SOMEONE DO IT ANYWAY.
STOP BEING EVERYONE. STARE AT WHY NOT UNTIL IT GIVE UP AND BECOME HOW TO.
STARTUP IS DO THING EVERYONE HAVE EXCUSE NOT TO.
VISION IS STOP EXCUSES, MAKE FUTURE INSTEAD.
NOW GO BIG. THEN BIGGER
WHAT YOUR PRODUCT CHANGE?
IF ANSWER NOT “WORLD”, GO HOME. WORLD HAVE ENOUGH LITTLE IDEA. GET OUT OF LINE, DO SOMETHING BIG. NO CAN HAVE VISION LOOKING AT SOMEONE’S BACK.
WHAT IF ONLY HAVE LITTLE IDEA? SMASH IDEA. THROW AWAY DETAIL. THROW AWAY FEATURE. THROW AWAY CAN’T.
INSIDE LITTLE IDEA IS BIG PROBLEM HELD DOWN BY CAN’T. SET IT FREE.
STARTUP IS SOLVE PROBLEM NO ONE ELSE WILL.
VISION IS SOLVE PROBLEM NO ONE ELSE SEE.