Everyday I see articles and blog posts with titles such as “4 Things Every Startup Founder Should Know” or “How to Raise $10M.” This sort of stuff may be useful for some people. However, I suspect such writeups are often telling you things you already know (in one way or another).
What I rarely see are write ups that talk about brute force effort and persistence. I don’t think there are any secrets to success. You generally have a good idea or not. Yes, it needs to be executed properly, but that’s only part of it. You must work hard, and invest time and effort to learn every aspect of the business.
My two favorite quotes/anecdotes on this topic are:
1.) A business takes years to become an “overnight success.”
2.) In a rarely watched commencement speech at USC, Elon Musk said“ If you do the simple math, say that someone else is working 50 hours and you’re working 100, you’ll get twice as much done in the course of a year as the other company.”
I couldn’t agree more, Elon.
As the CEO of an early stage startup, I must wear many hats and achieve success through significant effort on a daily basis. In fact, to close out the blog post, to illustrate what a typical day looks like as the CEO of DNSFilter. This was my schedule on September 7th:
When researchers talk about DNS security, they often refer to anything that protects DNS infrastructure. Although protective DNS and DNS security fall under the cybersecurity umbrella, protective DNS takes a different approach to cybersecurity than standard DNS security. Both security strategies are important for the stability of your business, but protective DNS reduces risks from your weakest link–human error. Protective DNS is critical for you...
This month there was a high level of focus on compliance issues spanning several focus areas from governments and oversight agencies around the world. And while there were actions taken with regard to specific vulnerabilities, a larger spotlight was placed on bigger picture security considerations in a more general context.
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