Hustler's Ambition.

Great post over at Mark Cuban's blog going over his past as a poor motherfucker trying to get rich. He offers in great detail how he got scammed $83k by some bitch, how he got hammered for cheap, and many more stories. Most importantly he gives a different opinion on the 'big idea' approach to entrepreneurship that most books, magazines and people try to pitch.
Most people think it's all about the idea. It's not. EVERYONE has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.

This is a 180 on most of the stuff I read and hear, especially in the advertising world where the industry really stresses how they're so different and unique and creative. One of the recurring phrases in advertising is 'big ideas'. 'All it takes is a big idea.' 'We are in the business of ideas.' Motherfucking 'Idea City'.

Give me a break.


Sam said...

was that a diss to GSD&M?

Sam said...

if so, nice.

Justin said...

you got it.

i don't even really not like them. i just don't like how they're so revered at UT.