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How to Start

One of the biggest challenges people face when it comes to doing big audacious things is starting. The mind plays this trick on us: rather than focus on the immediate next steps, it focuses us on the end-result that we want. When we compare the end-result with our current position, we get discouraged when we see the huge contrast. If we could focus on the immediate next steps, however, the contrast would not be so great, and it would be easy to get ourselves to do what we need to do to make progress.

Dream big but think small to start.

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Higher Education is Broken

The higher education system is broken.

It doesn’t make sense that one should spend 4 years in a classroom learning about business, entrepreneurship, or marketing, but doing none of it.

As an academic myself, I appreciate the value of schooling. But I believe that there are better ways to develop businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and marketers. Innovative ways that build on the best of the traditional system but leverage on technology, and learning-by-doing.

This would not be a school for everyone. Just for radicals who want to do cool new things and make a living out of it.