Entrepreneurship: No Rulebook

Entrepreneurship: No Rulebook

Yesterday, I met with the guys at Dat’s Asian Cuisine tonight for our weekly Monday night meeting. As an aside, Dat’s is an excellent Asian restaurant that gives you a lot of food for the moola. We’re still wandering. Still lost. We have anxiety about Apple’s new iPhone app approval rules. My thought is that this is the reality of business. Business and building new products is risky and risk naturally creates anxiety.

We’re trying to figure out ways to leverage our 150k user base into additional products. Perhaps something B2B. I hate the fact that our primary source of income comes from B2C. Even worse, Apple or Google can cut us at anytime. But again, it’s the reality of our situation. We’re considering ways to maybe even incorporate game mechanics to keep our user base engaged. Time will tell.

This is business. This is why entrepreneurship can’t be taught. There is no rulebook for success. It’s continuous commitment to trying to figure out what the hell you’re doing day-in and day-out.

I came upon the website for the Lincoln Public Schools Entrepreneurship Focus Program which contains a great quote:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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