College vs. Startup

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in skmurphy

Some thoughts on college vs. startups, the panels are sliced up from which is a dream that I still have. I find it a marker for being under pressure.

Projects Due Today 5PM...I didn't know we had one! College

  • clear assignments
  • clear deadlines
  • clear feedback (grades)
I don't think I have been attending. I must have forgotten I had this class Startup

  • high uncertainty and ambiguity
  • prospects “give assignments” but may not pay (“fail you”) even if you deliver
  • teamwork needed to create value
OK, I am gonna fail. I thought I had finished my requirements already. Will this hold me back? College

  • very few instances where teamwork is rewarded
  • world resets every ten to thirteen weeks (new quarter/semester)
  • only evaluated by a few professors at any given time
I remember graduating. What the hell is going on? Startup

  • world may reset on a pivot but the fewer the better
  • in conversation with many potential customers and partners
  • many prospects will “fail” you without explanation
  • students who focused on pleasing the professor may find themselves adrift in a startup
(Awakens in bed) Life

  • connect with your higher purpose, grades and money are a means not an end
  • if you stop learning after you leave college you won’t succeed as an entrepreneur
  • family and friends whither when neglected, but it can take a while to comprehend
Fun Fact: Decades From Now You Will Still Be Having This Dream

Trackback from your site.

Leave a comment

Quick Links

Bootstrappers Breakfast Link Startup Stages Clients In the News Upcoming Events Office Hours Button Newsletter SignUp