Tips for Entrepreneurs

Thuan Pham, CTO at Uber Technologies, Inc. Photo credit:  TheInformation

Memo to entrepreneurs:  read this, take it to heart, live it.  Good advice from Thuan Pham, Chief Technology Officer of Uber, excerpted from a recent Tech in Asia article about him.

It’s about the work, innovation, quality, impact, taking risks, learning from failure and leaving a legacy.  If all of the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, the money comes later.  It’s not about showin’ you the money but about showing the world what you can do offer and contribute.

This advice was offered by Mr. Thuan during a recent visit to India as part of an UberExchange program:

  1. Money will come when you do something that impacts a lot of people. If you chase only money, you will be really unhappy.
  2. Building something that can impact and change people’s lives across the world will always keep you motivated.
  3. Don’t take yourself too seriously and you will not hesitate to take bold risks in life. Have fun along the way.
  4. Give back. Developing people will really make you satisfied at the end of it. Developing young ones in your teams who can lead and impact hundreds of lives – even after you’re gone – will leave you satisfied.

It’s all about finding your ikigai!


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