“Learning the necessary skillset”

January 6, 2012 · 1 min read

So true:

People who start-up suffer, they grind, they obsesses, they push against the way the world is because they believe they can change it – for the better. You cannot survive this if you are not driven by passion and you will not do well if you are focused on what is next rather than what is now....

I think the most successful people find ways to always pursue the opportunity they are most passionate about at that moment. Life is too short to spend years “learning the necessary skillset” to do what you actually want to do.

(From "Hey, big baller b-school 2nd year — working at a start-up is not a stepping stone in your career")

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