Years ago I used to buy non-commercial CDs from a nifty new website, CD Baby. It was bought out eventually, making a small fortune for founder Derek Sivers. Now he’s put out a compact book of his wisdoms: Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur. He is direct, engaging and often interesting, but my read didn’t yield much for my purposes, except for one para of advice. It’s advice that speaks to a future project that I can’t seem to begin, and his words jibe:
If you want to be useful, you can always start now, with only 1 percent of what you have in your grand vision. It’ll be a humble prototype version of your grand vision, but you’ll be in the game. You’ll be ahead of the rest, because you actually started, while others are waiting for the finish line to magically appear at the starting line.