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Re: [newtech-1] What Makes Us Better than Googlers?

From: Andy
Sent on: Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:40 PM
You're talking about two different things.

You become a better hacker by learning and doing with things and systems. Experimenting, failing, trying again with new variables. Understanding boundaries, interactions, emergent behaviors. Understanding enough theory to have context and deduce valid theories or conclusions when working with slim hard data or observed facts; have enough practice to understand how things work in reality and why things diverge from theory.

You become a better entrepreneur by being active in your startup community, learning and networking, participating in business plan contests, by actually joining startups, by being entrepreneurial in multiple aspects of your life. You become a great entrepreneur by founding companies and capitalizing on those experiences.

They both take work, time and patience, and neither has a magic bullet.

∞ Andy Badera
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On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Jack Wang <[address removed]> wrote:
Just want to ask some advise regarding to how to become a better hacker and entrepreneur- for those of us who do/will not work at Google/Amazon, etc., what do we do to make us better than Googlers?

Another question: regarding to the job you do for paycheck, do you find the side project you are doing far more interesting and rewarding? Is there anything you will tell yourself to do or not do, if you can go back in time to the day you head for your first job?

I will be graduating next May, so your advise really helps!


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