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Apr 22, 2019 10:34:22

Entrepreneurship and Philosophy

by @basilesamel PATRON | 206 words | 299🔥 | 336💌

Basile Samel

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Philosophy is the love of wisdom, and ho boy do we need more wisdom in the tech startup scene.

You don't become a philosopher by reading philosophy, philosophying is the act of loving wisdom and thus consciously or unconsciously seeking the truths of this world.

What is it entrepreneurs do? They own businesses. And a sustainable business solves a pain point, a problem. When Elon Musk tells us about his problem-solving method, he brings up First Principle Reasoning, which was coined by Aristotle.

A first principle is a general truth everyone can agree on. For example, humans are social animals, and thus successful startups are inherently social: Facebook wants "to bring the world closer together", owning a Tesla is feeling part of "the world's transition to sustainable transport", etc.

Knowing the underlying truth of a problem is part of marketing, it's making your product relatable and appealing to the people it applies. 200WaD was built because people are not writing enough (problem). We want to empower more people to write (mission) because humans have to express themselves to strive (first principle).

So, how do we make room for philosophy in our life? We must become researchers, to balance books with experiences and our own independent thinking.

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    @basilesamel - Hmm.. Well said - particularly

    "Knowing the underlying truth of a problem is part of marketing, it's making your product relatable and appealing to the people it applies."

    Fear Hacking Journal was built because fear keeps people from pursuing their dreams (problem). We want to empower more people to face and deconstruct their fears (mission) because humans have to go beyond their comfort zone to grow (first principle).

    :) Thank you Monsieur Basile.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 22, 2019 09:35:40
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      @basilesamel @keni Very interesting. It is a simple yet effective approach.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 22, 2019 08:12:02
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