For more than one year, I try and improve myself in entrepreneurship because I just have a little knowledge but no experience. Many people know the knowledge, but I believe that different people have different understanding.
Idea is approximately equal to fantasy
There are many stories about a overnight success because of an idea in the Internet industry, why? Because people like to hear such stories. These stories can attract people. They are very good advertisements for companies and very good income for the media. Now there are many such stories and also in the future. The media is to make money, not to give people guidance of entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, you must calm down to treat all sorts of tales.
Many times, we find that the things that appear in the Internet we would have thought. Many years ago, we imagined the same details of operation but we didn’t put our thoughts into action. Then we looked for opportunities to say with others: “I thought of this thing many years ago.” In my opinion, if we think out one thing, others also have this idea. Because we are all people and get information from the same Internet and we live in the same world. Even if your friends’ circle is special, there is still someone similar to you. So the problem is not whether you have this idea, but whether you realize it or not. Once I thought that the idea of intellectual is not protected by property protection because it is difficult to implement. Now I think there is no need for protecting the idea of intellectual because only when the ideas are put into practice, they are valuable, not fantasy.
Plan is approximately equal to bullshit
For a small team, to make out a plan for what degrees to achieve in one year or even a few months is nearly a daydream. Because the team is small and the resources are less, it cannot stand any fluctuations. Perhaps we make a friend in the Internet and we have a cooperation, then our revenue suddenly increase several times; perhaps there is a problem in updating the version, then all users disappeared suddenly, even without recovery; perhaps a new change of the technology platform can bring ten times of users; perhaps a piece of news in the industry makes all similar products face ethical and legal problems and in a dilemma.
The small team is like a small puddle which is over for a little rain. If the rain stops, the small puddle is dry. So the result is getting death no matter over or insufficient. The small team is just a seam of the industry trend. You are where the waves push you. To wrestle the waves of the industry tread is like using one arm to block a car.
It looks a little negative, but the fact is not. The small team not only goes with the flow. I want to say that the small team cannot be limited by a plan. As the saying says: “The persistence is victory. If there is no success, the persistence is stubborn. Seize opportunity and boldly adjust the direction. If there is a failure, we can call it a change. If there is a success, we can call it a wisdom.
Working overtime is approximately equal to comfort oneself
Well, what I said is to comfort oneself. Entrepreneurship needs our hard work. But working hard is not equal to work overtime. As entrepreneurs, we must pay close attention to a rapidly changing industry and market in order to grasp every detail and make decisions constantly. Entrepreneurs who work hard also need look up at the road. Working overtime in excess has more disadvantage than benefit.
Working overtime influence the team’s morale and makes all the work seem important, but meanwhile working overtime makes all the work seem not important. Working overtime easily loses working rhythm and affects team execution. The fatigue of overtime work is the foe of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs must make decisions constantly in order to keep the team in doing the right thing. They need clear head and cool analysis. Working overtime brings a false sense of accomplishment and a strong entrepreneurship feeling of having a busy day and doing a lot of things. It is a pity that this kind of feeling is false. Almost everything can make a person busy. However, to make a correct decision may save the work of the whole team for several months or several years.
Accept the reality: the resource is forever in shortage; the human resource is forever insufficient. The reality can never meet the anticipation
The entrepreneurship of a small team is almost lack of everything. In this case, it can’t work same as the normal mode. Who is out of a big company is like a person survives in a desert island from a city. The most important thing is eating food, not a smoke lampblack machine or a gas burner!
The small team should take advantage of existing resources in hand to see what can do rather than follow the methods of a big company. In the face of a desert island, if we find fruits, we must eat fruits. If we catch fish, we must eat fish. In such a condition, if we can successfully survive, we will find that the people live in a city cannot compete with us if they live in a desert island one day.
Getting good preparation before release
People who work in the Internet industry always say that the products are fast online and rapid eliminated. However, for a small team and individual developers, I want to say: getting good preparation before release. Most of the time, the products we put online are complete. The incomplete products must be hard to attract users in a certain quantity. There is not enough feedback to guide the direction of a next step if we do no users. The more important thing is that the team can not get encouragement in each period and the team will easily be frustrated and lose confidence if we have no users.
Pay attention to details and enjoy the process
I always think that the entrepreneurship is not being famous to the whole world after a hard study for a decade in the cold whether. The entrepreneurship is also not getting sweet after enduring bitter same as the traditional Chinese style. The entrepreneurship is more like an art creation to paint a picture or play a song. Every time I have a meaning and I have full of affection in every keystroke. This process is the biggest charm in the entrepreneurship.