Het was 1995 toen Steve Jobs, destijds nog niet terug bij Apple, probeerde uit te leggen wat je nodig hebt om het als ondernemer te maken. Zonder plan gaat dat in ieder geval niet lukken.
As the funding climate in Silicon Valley cools, a lot of old-timers are looking on the bright side: at least this will wash out the startup founders who were only ever in it for the money — the “tourists” as Alfred Lin from Sequoia calls them. Another investor recalled that after the dot-com crash in 2001, investors joked that “B to C” and “B to B” stood for “back to consulting” and “back to banking.” “
But these shifts between boom and bust have been cycling through Silicon Valley for years, as this 1995 video starring Apple founder Steve Jobs shows.
He noted that a lot of people would ask him how to become an entrepreneur, but that they didn’t have an idea yet.
He’d tell them, “I think you should go get a job as a busboy or something, until you find something you’re really passionate about.”
Then, “You’ve got to have an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right that you’re passionate about, otherwise you’re not going to have the perseverance to stick it through.”
It’s hard starting a business. If you don’t have a deeper conviction that you’re solving a problem that really needs to be solved, you’ll never make it through the adversity.