What Works: The Economics of Good Enough Tech News and Analysis
Om Says newsletters. The fact is that I got hit by a massive writer’s block — the first one in a long time, brought on by various things I have been juggling on the non-writing front. Last week, for example, we raised new money to keep expanding our business, especially our rapidly-growing GigaOM Pro research service. . Anyway, it is good to be focusing on writing again.
Last week, when sifting through my daily readings, I found myself reading a post by Adam Singolda, the founder and CEO of a New York-based video recommendation company, Taboola. Singolda had started the company after spending seven years in the Israeli Army. In his article (and a presentation he gave to students at MIT’s Sloan School of Business) he talks about The Economics of Good Enough as a business mantra and the lessons he learned from taking that approach. Those lessons boil down to this:
Succeed with what you have.
Failing is a part of the process, not the end of it
Golden moments don’t exist. “Just do it”
Creativity. New world requires new tools
Networking. Not as rolodex but to create opportunities.