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Ask HN: how to start my own business?
3 points by jacktang 2402 days ago | 7 comments
Well, when I read startup stories and their bibles, I show my respects and envy them their good fortune :) We know that success is hard to be copied. Sometime I felt an impulse to start my own business, and when calm down, I double myself is not capable enough.

Here I'd like ask the question -- what abilities are necessary in one startup? and any tips to training myself? Thanks.




You need another person to pair with. Everything else follows. This is a hypothesis that I am currently testing. I tried following ideas -- and executing alone is hard. I tried using techniques for staying focused and executing, but those fizz out after a while. Then I noticed that the only things I have completed and released have been things I have done with other people. So now I am testing that out. Will keep you posted.

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just try it. i share your sense of doubt and confusion. until you actually build [a bike/massive user community/iphone app] it will seem like the most magical and mysterious thing in the world. you can't grok it until you've built it many times.

just go for it. it's easier with a team of collaborators or motivators--that is, you need both mentors to learn from and n00bs to learn with. shoot me an email if you want to bounce some ideas around. diN0bot bilumi org.

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you just need two things, really: a good idea, and the ability/will to execute your idea. everything else is bonus.

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often (and I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not...) it is only the second one of those that you need :)

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good is relative, imo.

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but "good ideas have lonely childhoods". Selling vision is hard.

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perseverance ... you will have failures (bugs, disks, networks, customer complaints, etc)

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