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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,

Serve serve serve work work work strive strive strive .... patience... keep going... persist... serve more, work more, strive more... win

Short message today from Beijing Airport, en route to the China/Mongolia border.

Study people that have been successful in the way you want to. Figure out what they did.

Modernize their ideas to the present day. This isn't hard, there's tons of underoptimized stuff everywhere.

Draw up something like a plan.

Okay, now - you've got to stick religiously to that plan, even when things suck. If you've drawn up your plan halfway intelligently, it probably includes a lot of serving others, a lot of working hard, and a lot of striving to improve.

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