Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Start a business young

Well, we've been saying it for a while, and we waited longer than we wanted to turn a sideline business into a fulltime business, but nevertheless, it's good to see someone with that experience thing everyone talks about writing about how it's a good idea to start your own business young. He even advocates starting sooner than we have (though actually, we were 18 or so when we first started the business that eventually turned into WandD - see the timeline of our businesses through the years).

Solving problems for people

I think Paul Graham is right when he says that experience is mainly learning that you need to solve problems for people and make things that people want. We went and got some of that experience after university and now it is beginning to seem that WandD content manager is something that people want because it does solve their problems.

Incidentally, did you see Gordon Ramsey last night? He had another cracking piece of business advice: Know about all aspects of your business. If there's something you don't know about, find out about it before you get fucked. Smart man.

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