The entrepreneurial world is finding that industry experts are among the most effective founders. This is because those with extensive experience in particular industries possess a competitive edge over just about anyone else hoping to start a business. More specifically, industry experts are able to use their subject matter expertise, networks, and business operating experience to fully flesh out their businesses, while the heralded “Silicon Valley” coders may begin to struggle off-screen when they don’t understand the actual problem.
Facebook is constantly urging you to share your immediate thoughts and reactions to every life event. We were a couple days into the company’s biggest challenge before Facebook’s creator shared any of his thoughts on the matter. There’s probably a lesson in that.