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
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.
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:
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:
— Max Levchin, former CTO of PayPal
its amazing how many world class super smart investors have invested in a “crap” startup like @sourceeasy. I’m grateful for their support.— Pranay Srinivasan (@utekkare) August 22, 2014
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
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.
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:
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.