Starting from "zero"
It is very hard for me to start writing this blog post! I have been postponing this one for months, if not for years. It is hard to start from "zero" when there are way too many "one's" out there that you can focus on. I bet you are asking yourself "what's she talking about?" ... Let me start again ...
Couple of months ago I listened to Peter Thiel's latest book called "Zero to One". Peter is a member of the so called PayPal Mafia. In the book he talks about how most of companies are focused on improving products and services that already exist. Figuratively speaking, they take "one" concept that already exists and grow it. He goes on and argues that only companies who make it their mission to create something new have the potential to make a real impact. Again figuratively speaking, only those who start from "zero" and create something new have the potential to "rock the world". Since I've listened to that book during my regular commutes between San Francisco and Mountain View, I haven't stopped thinking about the journey I might go through to take a "zero" to a "one". And that's what I'm about to start!
First thing first, I'm going to change the focus of this blog from a "parking lot" of my random thoughts to a diary of my journey from "zero to one". I'm writing, because writing things down drives focus (at least for me) and above anything else this journey needs focus. I have to say though, just like the idea of going form zero to one that is borrowed from Peter, the inspiration of writing this blog is also something I've learned from the founder and CEO of Groove, Alex Turnbull. He is my most admired CEO and founder. He writes about his company's journey on his blog. I think he is one CEO that deserves to win and win big. He is transparent about his journey, he shares his thoughts, talks about his plans, success stores and mistakes. And above all, he takes his customers, partners, readers, and employees along with his journey to build an outstanding Groove #visionary.
So here's to Peter Thiel who planted the seed of the journey and to Alex Turnbull who inspired the journey itself! And here's to my journey from "zero to one"! May the force be with me at all times! Here, here ....
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