The Practice of Entrepreneurship

By Larry Chiang
Guest Post for Silicon Hills News

Bio: I like to take paper notes and tweet a lot to document what I execute. I'm ceo of Duck9, a business I self funded bc I read Mark McCormacks, WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH YOU AT HARVARD BUSINESS. Photo supplied by Larry Chiang

Bio: I like to take paper notes and tweet a lot to document what I execute. I’m ceo of Duck9, a business I self funded because I read Mark McCormacks, WHAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU AT HARVARD BUSINESS. Photo supplied by Larry Chiang

I’m fascinated at the first baby startup steps.

Lets you and I explore some specific tactile steps. Our goal and intention should be to practice entrepreneurship. Not treat it like a perfection.

Documenting our practice via journaling.

Lets boil down our favorite books and blog posts. Those can lead to small actionable baby steps. For example, take a book that you already own. Any business entrepreneurship book. Email Me the title and lets get a couple small executables.

The idea is to build our execution muscles and our practice. Practice with safe small executables. Put pen to paper and record small things we read and then did as a result of reading. This leads to my next point…

Curation

At the underpining of Minimum Viable Journaling (lol I just made that up), is curation. Curation is simply setting the focus. In this case, we curate baby entrepreneur steps.

For example, I curate technology entrepreneurship under the feed #ENGR145. If I read an article that applies, augments and explains tech startups, I tweet a link on my twitter account and include the hashtag. So, specifically, I’ll say

“Lets do well at SXSW this sxsw #ENGR145

Hashtags are a subroutine where it is part curation. Part documentation. Safe baby steps.

So, the general public sees hashtags as a sarcastic method of changing, accentuating or augmenting dialog in a tech jargon-like way. Lets use hashtags as they were meant by the creator of the hashtag, Chris Messina.

A hashtag is a subroutine

A hashtag is a set of executables. By curating and journaling and documenting, we get to look back at what we have executed. They are like a set of signature baby steps, just for entrepreneurs.

For example, lets stay within the ENGR145 feed that is a firehouse at #ENGR145. Lets add a sub, hashtag. #GuaGuaGuacamole.

An example tweet is

Here are #ENGR145 notes I took that involves #GuaGuaGuacamole

There is an article on Silicon Hills News too about Gua Gua Guacamole and how 12 undergrads executed a party, got sponsors, and produced it at the Four Seasons

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