1. If you want to start a company, you need to work super hard.
So what is super hard mean? 7 days a week for 80-100 hours a week for a year. This is how Elon started out.
2. if you’re creating a company, or if you’re joining a company, the most important thing is to attract great people
3. Focus on signal over noise. A lot of companies get confused. They spend a lot of money on things that don’t actually make the product better.
For any given company, keep thinking about, “Are, these efforts that people are expending, are they resulting in a better product or service?”
And if they’re not, stop those efforts.
4. Don’t just follow the trend.
It’s good to thinking terms of the physics approach, the first principles.
With is, rather than reasoning by analogy, you boil things down to the most fundamental truths you can imagine, and then you reason up from there.
Decide to be Extraordinary
Think beyond the normal stuff. But still be practical and pay the bills. But have the long term big objective.
Don’t be afraid to fail, but be rooted in reality.
Do not fool yourself and think something is working when it is not.
Do not get fixated on a bad solution.
Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical analysis that catches the attention of the general public and is also useful for those in the industries. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, the top online science blog. He is also involved in angel investing and raising funds for breakthrough technology startup companies.
He gave the recent keynote presentation at Monte Jade event with a talk entitled the Future for You. He gave an annual update on molecular nanotechnology at Singularity University on nanotechnology, gave a TEDX talk on energy, and advises USC ASTE 527 (advanced space projects program). He has been interviewed for radio, professional organizations. podcasts and corporate events. He was recently interviewed by the radio program Steel on Steel on satellites and high altitude balloons that will track all movement in many parts of the USA.
He fundraises for various high impact technology companies and has worked in computer technology, insurance, healthcare and with corporate finance.
He has substantial familiarity with a broad range of breakthrough technologies like age reversal and antiaging, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, ocean tech, agtech, nuclear fission, advanced nuclear fission, space propulsion, satellites, imaging, molecular nanotechnology, biotechnology, medicine, blockchain, crypto and many other areas.