The obvious question is what you should do with your singularity. The obvious answer, unfortunately, has been to follow the well-trodden path. You are constantly encouraged to play it safe and be conventional. The future, we are told, is just probabilities and statistics. You are a statistic.

But the obvious answer is wrong. That is selling yourself short. Statistical processes, the law of large numbers, and globalization—these things are timeless, probabilistic, and maybe random. But, like technology, your life is a story of one-time events.

By their nature, singular events are hard to teach or generalize about. But the big secret is that there are many secrets left to uncover. There are still many large white spaces on the map of human knowledge. You can go discover them. So do it. Get out there and fill in the blank spaces. Every single moment is a possibility to go to these new places and explore them.

There is perhaps no specific time that is necessarily right to start your company or start your life. But some times and some moments seem more auspicious than others. Now is such a moment. If we don’t take charge and usher in the future—if you don’t take charge of your life—there is the sense that no one else will.

So go find a frontier and go for it. Choose to do something important and different. Don’t be deterred by notions of luck, impossibility, or futility. Use your power to shape your own life and go and do new things.

Peter Thiel

We (@fusedcow) are hiring our first Business Development Associate

You can learn more about us here: fusedcow.com

We expect you to develop your own leads, ask smart questions, close deals, and make your own decisions. YES, you will close deals. If you want to learn how to close multi-million dollar deals and think you have what it takes to roll with the big boys, this role is for you.

Responsibilities: 

  • Prospecting and developing new relationships into business opportunities. 
  • Evaluating clients needs, developing strategies to solve them, and effectively executing those strategies. 
  • Being proactive and assertive. After you’re up to speed, we’ll help, but don’t want to hold your hand. It’s sweaty! From all the hustling you’ve been doing.
  • Spotting opportunities from around the corner. Stay flexible, keep your ear to the ground and your eyes peeled.
  • You will be required to win. Everyday.
  • Think critically, and get stuff done (that’s why we hired you!); we’re a startup, we hustle.


Success:

Success in this role means success in delivering results through team work and a relentless focus on what’s best for fusedcow. Success means continually holding oneself to the highest of professional and ethical standards and demanding the same of co-workers. Success is walking into fusedcow every work day with an unwavering belief that you can and do influence affairs for the better and that in turn you will stand to reap the rewards both financially and professionally that your contribution merits.

In concrete terms, your success will evidence itself in the following ways:

  • Achieving annual revenue contribution goals
  • Achieving new client acquisition targets
  • Demonstrating proactive ability in reaching executive decision makers for the innovation work that fusedcow does
  • Working well within the existing matrix organization and receiving high peer evaluations as a team player

You are:

Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

You bring to the organization the following competencies:

  • A network of colleagues and past clients who respect you immensely
  • A strong background in premium digital sales with a proven track record in leading cross-functional business development processes
  • A solid (proven) business acumen
  • An ability to lead the strategy for a new client opportunity and lead the big meeting when it happens
  • A problem solving nature that evidences itself in the ability to put together large complex proposals (not just responding to RFPs)
  • A knack for prospering in ambiguous environments, both with customers and internally
  • A dedication to excellence, and the ability to become a trusted advisor to fusedcow’s customers

Apply here

Underdogs are not popular because we are underdogs. Underdogs have to fight for everything. Underdogs have to fight to be heard, to be seen, to be respected. Of course we don’t want to think that we’re them. We want to think we’re winners, that we sit at the special table (you can’t sit with us), that we’re better than everyone else, but what are you winning? What did you win? Shit, what are you even playing, dog?
The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.

Max Levchin, former CTO of PayPal

Underdogs Season 2

The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them. 
- Naval Ravikant

The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them. 

- Naval Ravikant

(Source: startupquote)

There aint no balm like naked truth
Dont sing no psalm, you being rude

Nothing pure, go charm that funder
No pressure, dont make no blunder

Yo founder, dont fake that heat
Dude, you gotta pound yore feet

From Marin to South Bay to Battery
You gotta hustle, indulge in flattery

You came this far, no turning back
Your kickass team copped that flak

Now shun that sleep, burn that flame,
If you fail, you got nobody else to blame.

Unicorn (decacorn) Club and the power of Pro Rata rights

Unicorn (decacorn) Club and the power of Pro Rata rights

Founders aren’t born but made, first by the hurt the world gives them and then by their lifelong fight to forge that hurt into something beautiful and strong.
On demand economy
I’m spending some time learning & researching the on-demand opportunity in the Indian consumer web space. Ola Cabs started the movement and Uber took it to the next level (here and globally - FYI, Ola Came first) 
What are the other opportunities for on-demand services you are seeing in India? 
Here is some Mobile only/first companies from our neighborhood: 
TinyOwl: Food Ordering (venture backed)
?
US is leading the VC action in the on-demand services space: 

As on-demand businesses solve for the current technological and logistical challenges, design will increasingly become one of the most meaningful forms of competitive advantage. Creating a memorable, frictionless user interface is the next battleground for addressing consumers’ insatiable appetite for greater simplicity and convenience. Scott Belsky points out, 

“A new cohort of design-driven companies are adding a layer of convenience between us and the underlying services and utilities that improve our lives. This could change everything.”

The On-Demand Economy is here to stay. It will represent the fastest and most significant shift in spending since the advent of internet commerce. Bezos claims “it’s still Day 1” for eCommerce — and the on-demand economy represents the most sophisticated application of “eCommerce” seen to date. (Business Insider) 

This new industry, and its ability to satisfy consumers increasing demand for simplicity, efficiency, and convenience is novel today. Tomorrow, it will be the expectation. Mobile technology, the remote controls we use to navigate our daily lives, are transaction engines that never leave our pocket. Never before have consumers had this simple of a way to transact — and never before have businesses been equipped to satisfy this mounting demand.

On demand economy

I’m spending some time learning & researching the on-demand opportunity in the Indian consumer web space. Ola Cabs started the movement and Uber took it to the next level (here and globally - FYI, Ola Came first) 

What are the other opportunities for on-demand services you are seeing in India? 

Here is some Mobile only/first companies from our neighborhood: 

  • TinyOwl: Food Ordering (venture backed)
  • ?

US is leading the VC action in the on-demand services space: 

As on-demand businesses solve for the current technological and logistical challenges, design will increasingly become one of the most meaningful forms of competitive advantage. Creating a memorable, frictionless user interface is the next battleground for addressing consumers’ insatiable appetite for greater simplicity and convenience. Scott Belsky points out,

“A new cohort of design-driven companies are adding a layer of convenience between us and the underlying services and utilities that improve our lives. This could change everything.”

The On-Demand Economy is here to stay. It will represent the fastest and most significant shift in spending since the advent of internet commerce. Bezos claims “it’s still Day 1” for eCommerce — and the on-demand economy represents the most sophisticated application of “eCommerce” seen to date. (Business Insider

This new industry, and its ability to satisfy consumers increasing demand for simplicity, efficiency, and convenience is novel today. Tomorrow, it will be the expectation. Mobile technology, the remote controls we use to navigate our daily lives, are transaction engines that never leave our pocket. Never before have consumers had this simple of a way to transact — and never before have businesses been equipped to satisfy this mounting demand.