martes, 24 de abril de 2007

15 Startup Commandments

Les dejo un post con los 15 puntos que hay que tener cuenta a la hora de armar un emprendimiento. Los puntos me llegaron por mail (me los mando un amigo), no se de donde salieron (de que página), pero vale la pena leerlos.

  1. Your idea isn't new. Pick an idea; at least 50 other people have thought of it. Get over your stunning brilliance and realize that execution matters more.
  2. Stealth startups suck. You're not working on the Manhattan Project, Einstein. Get something out as quickly as possible and promote the hell out of it.
  3. If you don't have scaling problems, you're not growing fast enough.
  4. If you're successful, people will try to take advantage of you. Hope that you're in that position, and hope that you're smart enough to not fall for it.
  5. People will tell you they know more than you do. If that's really the case, you shouldn't be doing your startup.
  6. Your competition will inflate their numbers. Take any startup traffic number and slash it in half. At least.
  7. Perfection is the enemy of good enough. Leonardo could paint the Mona Lisa only once. You, Bob Ross, can push a bug release every 5 minutes because you were at least smart enough to do a web app.
  8. The size of your startup is not a reflection of your manhood. More employees does not make you more of a man (or woman as the case may be).
  9. You don't need business development people. If you're successful, companies will come to you. The deals will still be distractions and not worth doing, but at least you're not spending any effort trying to get them.
  10. You have to be wrong in the head to start a company. But we have all the fun.
  11. Starting a company will teach you what it's like to be a manic depressive. They, at least, can take medication.
  12. Your startup isn't succeeding? You have two options: go home with your tail between your legs or do something about it. What's it going to be?
  13. If you don't pay attention to your competition, they will turn out to be geniuses and will crush you. If you do pay attention to them, they will turn out to be idiots and you will have wasted your time. Which would you prefer?
  14. Startups are not a democracy. Want a democracy? Go run for class president, Bueller.
  15. You're doing a web app, right? This isn't the 1980s. Your crummy, half-assed web app will still be more successful than your competitor's most polished software application.
Espero que les sean de alguna utilidad. Y si alguien sabe de que página son, o quien es el el autor, avise.

miércoles, 11 de abril de 2007

BiD Challenge Argentina

Por si alguien anda buscando o le interesaria participar en una competencia de planes de negocio, empieza el BiD Challenge, una competencia de planes de negocio de nivel internacional. En Argentina el vínculo lo hace FUNDES.

La fecha límite para participar es 31 de Mayo. Hay un premio de 20.000 euros.

martes, 10 de abril de 2007

2 razones por las que la gente le dice NO a tus ideas

Según Seth Godin hay dos razones por las que dicen NO a tus ideas.

1. "Ya se ha hecho."
2. "Nunca se ha hecho."

Aunque parezca un chiste, tienen lógica y hay que saber rebatirlas.

Ya se ha hecho? Entonces que te diferencia? que agregás? porque te van a comprar a vos en lugar de "el que ya lo está haciendo".

Nunca se ha hecho? Por qué? Estás seguro que no se le ocurrió a nadie? o simplemente no es una buena idea?