Before you think about butterflies and hurricanes, try something more concrete: Will reading this article change the way I build my startup, my product, my business plan?
If the following question raises a few doubts, this article might be exactly what you need:
Do you feel confident your startup will make it over the next hurdle?
This article itself is part of your so-called “initial conditions”. The question is which initial conditions will yield optimal results? So let me backtrack a little for those of you who are not exactly familiar with chaos theory.
A chaotic system is defined by its sensitivity to initial conditions. it means that if I change slightly the initial conditions and get a large change in the final outcome, then my system is chaotic, and vice versa. …
Things must flow, especially in a startup, but it’s always uphill, you must always keep pumping, without relenting, not even for one moment. The heart of the startup lays in its R&D, but where is the heart of the R&D itself?
Going uphill is a challenge in itself, and the obstacles just keep on coming as you go along. Finally, you’re supposed to get to the peak only to find out it’s only a small landing before the next climb, and still — you keep on climbing.
I’ll keep this one short as that kind of metaphors are not new, neither the single question that arises…
We all know the term on-the-job training, but what happens when the training ends? My employer had a training program all laid out and ready for me and now it’s finished… I’m ready to perform my duties and do my job in a very calculated and efficient way.
Since in my case, I’m a Mechanical Engineer, it all has to be very calculated to achieve the best design possible, it’s easy to see how a good training program might be very helpful in my profession.
Now the program has ended, I’m doing my job very well, so how come I feel like I’ve been left behind? Each time I get that feeling I check whether there are some upcoming conventions or trade fairs so I can see what’s new around me, get to know new stuff, new people — wouldn’t that be great? …