Michael Dell, founder and CEO of the namesake computer company, hosted a SXSW panel on entrepreneurship that included Carley Roney, co-founder and Chief Content Officer of XO Group (parent company of The Knot), Stephen Kaufer, co-founder and CEO of TripAdvisor, and Jeff Housenbold, CEO of Shutterfly. Each of these panelists is currently featured in Dell’s latest campaign New Beginnings, which tells the story of the humble places where businesses begin. The panel, entitled Beginnings: A Panel About Entrepreneurism with Michael Dell, covered everything from from starting and scaling a business, trying to balance work and life (or “the work life imbalance” according to Roney), innovating beyond the startup phase and corporate reinvention.
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We have always loved this quote from Steve Jobs and have made it our mantra. “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Rework was written by Jason Fried and David Heinmeier Hanson of 37 Signals. Personally, I introduce this book to every aspiring creative/idea maker/entrepreneur. It aims to rewrite the rules of succeeding in our business lives with a fresh, down-to-earth approach.
The business world is changing and books like Rework are what are going to help you adapt. Because after all, if you stand still while everyone moves forward, you’re going to be left behind.