A short piece on the traits of entrepreneurs

I really enjoyed this piece from CNN. I specifically liked the quote slideshow at the top of the article. They’re perfect examples of what to print out and put in a picture frame on your desk or to simply write out on a note card as a daily reminder. My personal favorites were #1, #2, and #6.

Let me know what your favorites were in the comments!

The reality of obtaining knowledge

I just started The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. I’m not even five pages in and I’ve already found a good quote:

Until you make the effort to get to know someone or something, you don’t know anything. There are no shortcuts to knowledge, especially knowledge gained from personal experience. Following conventional wisdom and relying on shortcuts can be worse than knowing nothing at all.

I very much like the part on personal experience. It complements the idea that, regardless of what degree you may hold, experience is an integral part of success.

If you want to follow more of Mr. Horowitz, here’s his blog. Be sure to check out his book in the link at the top of the post!