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What Skills Do You Need to be an Entrepreneur? Only Two

Very good question. Here we go -

Hi Sebastian,

I saw your post offering advice help, so I thought I'd take you up on that. I'm young, pre college, so time is on my side. I'd like to create a web startup at some point in the future, at least that's the dream. Should I focus on homing in on my technical skills, or business skills? Right now, I know much less of the latter, but I recognize its importance in entrepreneurship.

Also, do you think college credentials are as important as real world opportunities? And any reading recommendations would be much obliged. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks so much,

What Is a Teenager?

On Chocolate Milk in a Wine Glass

I turned 19 last week. My friends (who are still 18) were saying things like "Isn't it crazy? This is your last year as a teenager! This is it!" But my parents were less inclined to agree with that. Maybe it's because I'm the youngest child and they don't want to think about me growing up. But in any case, the polarized comments on my birthday got me thinking about what it is to be a teenager.

A great great friend of mine (who I've mentioned before here) is 24 years old. But, he's still living at home because he's back at school getting a second degree. He hasn't had the suffix "teen" at the end of his age for 4 years, but is he still a teenager? I'm still a teenager in the suffix ways, and he doesn't seem too much older than me. So are you a teenager until you're entirely independent from your parents? Or does school have something to do with it? Does having a full time job define the difference between a teenager and an adult? But some adults never get full time jobs, though they might be more adult than those who do have full time jobs. Is an adult someone with a lot of responsibility? Or a lot of stress? I know someone who is 26 and living on his own, but his apartment is paid for by his parents, he doesn't work, he doesn't cook, and he doesn't clean. Is he an adult? I don't think so. But he's 26...

What makes an adult an adult?

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