Thursday, 12 December 2013

A Bit Unmotivated

Last two blog posts have been deleted because they are company related and the Prof is not comfortable to reveal them to the public. I also feel unhappy because my last month's blog count becomes zero. To me, idea worths nothing, but team is the key. Many entrepreneurs think in that way. But it may not be the same case in the academic/business world.

Unfortunately, I've got no life besides the project, thus I can only write about that in my blog. Just to bear in mind not to reveal the key documentaries of the company.

It's been painful weeks when we are in a state of transform. The lack of a clear project plan and consolidated vision brought many unnecessary mistakes. Now we started to talk to real customers and test ideas in real use case scenarios. However, the fact that we focus too much on the complexity of the features instead of light-weighted MVPs makes it too heavy to lose. A cooler approach would be to come up with multiple mini projects for market testing and then choose one main stream leaded by the users.

I started to realize some problems of building a company in SG. One big problem is the flexibility of employees. People are too free to job hop and there are a lot of easier ways to make money. Another problem is the conservative mind of some old generation people. Those people can mostly act as an investor or a business parter. When young people are very energetic to try out new things and explore opportunities in new environments, they might not be supportive. Kids normally learn most when they are given more freedom to fail heavily and try again and again. Now I feel less enegetic and optimistic when others who are not necessarily more experienced are controlling too much. I also start to understand why many hackers choose to build games as a favorite form of creativity.

Being a niave student, I wasn't smart enough to distinguish between good and bad people when I haven't seen many bad people in the school life. Now I start to find out that most relationships in social and working life are bonded by business relationships. That is not cool any more. I start to find myself being influenced by the business world as well. When one of my best junior friends flew back home at midnight, I didn't accompany him to the airport just because it'll be inconvenient and costly to get back. However, another junior friend accompanied him even though it will be very costly. People shall never trade friendship with business. Unfortunately, as we grow up, we lose innocence.

That's it.

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