Asshole To CEO, #5: My Startup Made $200,000 In Two Months…And I’m Embarrassed

My last piece explained the only lesson you need to become an entrepreneur.

But, seriously: who the fuck am I to tell you how to start a company? What do I know?

Well, I’ve done it myself several times, and the story of my most recent start-up shows every principle in action.

Asshole To CEO, #4: The Only Entrepreneurship Lesson You Need (+ Do Not Read List)

When I was first getting into entrepreneurship, I asked Mark Cuban what he read or studied to learn how to start and build businesses. His response:

“Experience. It’s the only reliable teacher I’ve ever had. No books ever captured what it’s really like. You just gotta do it.”

Quotes, February 2016

“The more elaborate the explanation of why something failed, the less likely it is to be true.”
-Paul Graham

“The secret ideology of education: lots of DATA, but never ever any TOOLS – nothing with which to change self or politics.”
-Alain de Botton

Asshole To CEO, #2: Owning Up To My Business Failures

“How empty is theory in the presence of fact!”
― Mark Twain

It’s so fucking easy to blame other people for your problems.

It’s what I did for a long, long time: blame everyone else for everything, and never take ownership of my decisions and actions and how they impacted my own life.