It’s the kind of thing a lot of people practice but don’t preach. But I moved from being an engineer in a respected R&D institute to follow my own path and start my own company. It was risky. But nobody was going to make it for me.
This is still my favourite piece of advice for founders out there:
don’t overthink it.
Have an idea or a dream? Go for it.
Might seem careless to some, but I’m passionate. In the general sense of things. Passionate about life. About the little things: my first job was milking cows at 6am, back when I was in high school.
And that teaches you to really appreciate the boost that the fresh morning air and the sunrise can give you.
It’s one of those things that has stayed with me long after I had left the pastures, when I studied Computer Sciences, when I taught computing, as I researched networking systems in enterprise environments, as I built my own company.
The little things matter. Friends, family and freedom. Sailing, running, partying. Even work, if you like what you do as much as I do.
That’s why I’m always focused on the teams behind the tech.
I’m looking for great teams who are passionate. Who will chase after their dreams.
Who have an idea and go for it.