So we meet again.
Yep. And this is what I have for you today.
If you want to start a business just start. Fast! Don't sit on it waiting to ask for people's opinions.
Listen to me my friend. HENRY FORD. You know that name? Hope you do. Now let's talk a bit about him.
This guy once said if he had gone around asking people what they wanted before making his car they probably would have told him they wanted "FASTER HORSES". Okay, from the horse's mouth..
ZUCKERBERG! You know him right? He's the reason you're guaranteed to read a book every day. I mean, Facebook. So, this guy didn't ask anyone what they needed before he created Facebook. He showed us mortals what we needed.
JOBS. I'm not offering any jobs. I'm talking of STEVE JOBS. He didn't ask people if they wanted shiny sexy gadgets for a computer or phone. He just went "LOOK-A-HERE GUYS, SEE WHAT I'VE GOT" and today when you say the world APPLE it's no longer unambiguous.
If you think you have to ask people first what they need before you start your business you're going to spend the rest of your time as a living creature trying to make "faster horses".
ELON MUSK didn't go around asking "what kinda car d'yall need buddies?" He said instead "HEY EVERYONE LOOK WHAT WE'VE GOT... AN ELECTRIC CAR" and he together with his lot are really dooming the oil business to obscurity, albeit slowly. But a thing in slow motion IS only an illusion of delay. I mean, think about it.
What about ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (A.I.)? No one ever asked you if you're okay being operated by a robot or a human doctor or if you are okay being served by a robot in a restaurant or if you want to go with human beings carrying trays for ever? No one asked you these questions. People just made robots. And that's the FUTURE my friend. The PRESENT in some places of course.
If you are going to have a flourishing business my advice is be creative and get going faster than horses. Don't wait for anyone to validate your idea. I tried a few creative things without asking customers and they are actually working. They will work for you too.
Bill Gates talks of BUSINESS AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT. It's no longer the stronger eating the weak. No, no, no. Now it's the era of the FASTER eating the SLOWER. So think FASTER.
Think like you're in Fast-forward mode!
Let me know your thoughts on this article or blog.
Andrea G Muhozya
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,