Do Stuff

“There is a category of people that do stuff and a category of people that stuff gets done to.”  The following short video is from the end of the event I did a few weeks in Seattle that was summarized nicely by Xconomy Seattle in Greg Huang’s post VC Model Is Not Broken: Insights from Brad Feld of TechStars and Foundry Group.

Brad Feld – cofounder of Tech Stars – "Do Stuff!" from Seattle20 on Vimeo.

Entrepreneurs are in the category that do stuff.  Get up every morning and do stuff.

  • John Ball

    As I read my dose of daily blogs and news with the inevitable reference to things being as bad as 1983, I am reminded about what stuff our industry was doing during such a terrible time:
    – The Lisa and the first Mac
    – The SIMM (Wang)
    – Windows (I signed my first OEM agreement with MSFT)
    – Phillipe Khan started Borland
    – NetWare shipped
    – The 3.5" floppy; A MB!!!
    – Probably a number of other things I've long since forgotten

    Even in what is now begin chronicled as the worst of times, cool stuff got done.

  • "We have a strategic plan. It's called doing things." – Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines

  • Feline.Infinity

    It was a great event, I was there. BTW – nice shirt 🙂

  • Also, one way to beef up this line of advice is to promote the value of experimental learning / experimenting in general. "Learn by doing."

    This feels more concrete than "do stuff" on its own.

  • The simplest advice is often the most relevant. Reminds me of Goethe:

    "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!"

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