Dear College Students, Here’s How to Thrive in the Startup World
FROM HUFFINGTON POST: I wasn’t very good at college. Truth is, I attended classes only when I had to—which, now that I look back on it, probably had something to do with why I failed twelve of them.
Luckily, the startup world is nothing like school. No matter how many course credits you accumulate, no matter how impressive your GPA is, you will not be ready. This is a good thing: You’ll enter the game not knowing the rules, so you’ll make them up as you go. You’ll get it wrong sometimes—and if you’re really smart, you’ll get it wrong a lot and very quickly, so you can eventually start getting it right.
There’s something to be said for learning things the hard way: The hard lessons are, after all, the lessons we never forget. Still, as you get ready to go out into the world next month, next year, or a few years from now, it seems only fair to send you off with the knowledge I wish I’d had when starting out. Maybe it’ll save you from the mistakes I made—but more likely, I hope that when you make wonderful, fascinating mistakes of your own, you’ll remember this letter and know that you’ll be alright. CONTINUE......