Are you putting a man on the moon?

The story goes like this: President John F. Kennedy was visiting NASA headquarters for the first time in 1961. While touring the facility, the President introduced himself to a janitor and asked him what he did at NASA.

The janitor replied ā€œIā€™m helping put a man on the moon!ā€

What I got from this was that the janitor understood the vision, had a purpose, and felt that he was contributing to something bigger than himself.

Do Epic Shit

Kobe has this sign on his office: Do Epic Shit


Are you an entrepreneur?

Over the years, through experience, observation and discussion, I think I have an idea on what makes a successful entrepreneur. A successful entrepreneur has three important things: idea, vision and execution.

The most important aspect of any entrepreneurial activity is the idea. What is the idea? How is it going to serve the current market? How much demand is there for the specific idea?

Second the vision. Ideas can be great but it needs vision. What is the long term goal? How much can the idea grow? Does the idea serve a niche market or can it serve a lot of people?

Third the execution part. Having the idea is great, vision is equally important and tantamount to it is execution of that idea. Is it a pioneering idea? Can you gain a first mover advantage by executing that idea? How quick do you adapt to the changing marketplace?