Who are you!!!

Who are you!! This was the question my friend asked me yesterday when I told him about my new blog. Of course he knows who am I, we are friends for more than 15 years now, but he meant who are you in terms of work experience. When did you become an expert in entrepreneurship? How many companies you started before?That’s so true, who am I!!!

I hate it when people pretend they are experts and give training courses about subjects they have no personal work experience with. They give you lectures in marketing and social media just because they read a couple of books and a bunch of blogs!! I used to make jokes on these people, and now I feel I’m one of them, writing about entrepreneurship and my experience as an entrepreneur is less than one year!!! How did I became one of them!! I have no idea!!

Don’t freak out, I’ll not stop writing in this blog. But, I want to make it clear to everyone that most of the posts I’m writing are not based in my personal experience. The things I’ll write are just my own opinion and they are open for discussion, sometimes I’ll be right and other times I’ll probably be wrong. Many of my thoughts are based on books, blogs and articles I read from great thinkers in the startup world, for example:

1- Steve Blank   2- Eric Ries   3- Fred Wilson       4- Brad Feld      5-Vinod Khosla

I also had some good experience as a co-founder of a startup that successfully raised a seed funding round and was part of an incubator in Spain (the incubator is called Wayra). I also experienced the up and downs of starting a company with an international team before ending up back in Kuwait with a new startup I called fishfishme.com 🙂

OK, I’m glad we made everything clear. So in short, it’s true that I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and I read a lot about it, but this doesn’t make me an expert. I’ll write things that I think will be useful for people, but please leave a comment if you disagree or if I’m just talking non-sense. That was the purpose of the blog in the first place, for all of us to learn from each other.
At the end, I want to remind everyone that anyone can post in this blog, just contact me at StartupQ8@gmail.com.

All best,

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  1. Anonymous

     /  July 20, 2012

    So refreshing to read this… Aspiring entrepreneurs take note! You DON’T have all the answers, and you DO need help. The more you learn and iterate, and listen to others (colleagues, co-founders, peers, industry experts etc..), the better off your project will be. Be humble and explore new opportunities and learning endlessly. Discount nothing and assume nothing when making defining decisions about your business without testing them first. There are too many “fake it til’ you make it” self-proclaimed and self-affirming would-be entrepreneurs out there building products for themselves who still don’t get it. Don’t be one of them!


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