Many people spend so much time thinking and finding the right business idea; one that triggers your adrenaline, makes you dream of it on a daily basis and one that you can never stop thinking about. This is a tough journey and a lot of ideas do not turn out the way you envision. An idea needs to evolve over time through numerous feedbacks to be successful. Therefore, an idea is a good start but execution is key. According to Tim Ferriss, the best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek as well as an angel investor, an entrepreneur and a TechStar mentor, he mentioned that “One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution of passion” in his article “Trust Me, Your Idea Is Worthless”. I sincerely believe in that statement.
I recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. During my four years of college, I managed to meet a team of people to turn an idea into a product (Dentural – an all-natural denture adhesive), participated in numerous business plan competitions, was honored to meet a number of entrepreneurs and people who is very passionate about what they are doing.
Through this process, I have noticed that the toughest thing to do was to start working on an idea. It is very challenging and can be a frustrating and painful process. On top of that, there are always doubts on whether an idea is good or not or the question, “What should I do next?”. This blog serves to do two things:
1. Openly share ideas in hopes to seek feedback/advice
2. Provide support to projects in need of people with other skills (i.e. marketing, financial, developers)
3. My thoughts, networking experience and other correlation that I came up with
In order to do so, my goal for this blog is to foster an atmosphere of community and involvements. I would really appreciate comments, disagreements or constructive criticisms from visitors.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on twitter (@alvinang) for any questions/comments/thoughts/ideas that you would like to share with me. I really appreciate your time reading this blog and look forward to hear more from you soon.