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Ripped from the Headlines

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ripped from the Headlines.”

I am not a fan of reading the Headlines, because there is rarely anything good. Usually the news are sad/bad/made to attract clicks/or 10 things your boyfriend secretly wants you to do. However, there is one piece of information that I read – it’s CodeProject newsletter.

The third headline in today’s CodeProject newsletter was “What I’d tell myself about startups if I could go back 5 years“. It was informative and fun-to-read piece about a guy, who sends advice to his past self. The points mentioned there can be useful to any individual aiming to succeed in startup world.

I particularly liked these statements from the article:

  • Everyone has a hidden stash of domains they’ve never used;
  • It’s really easy to become hyper-critical and respond to every idea with “yeah but that won’t work because of x”. This is lazy, don’t do it;
  • A good developer can pick up any language or platform in a few weeks;
  • If you don’t have first hand experience of an industry, you’re probably wrong about how it works, what problems they have and so how they should be solved. Talk to people.

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3 thoughts on “Ripped from the Headlines

    • To my mind, the majority still are consumers of the news, no matter how depressing they may seem. On the one hand, it is good to be well informed, on the other hand, it is hard to filter out the real information from all the news that are thrown at you at any news page.

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      • You are right on all counts, but I was talking about the bloggers who wrote to the prompt. I was surprised at how many reflected my admission of not being able to stomach the news anymore. It just stains my entire day.

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