- You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
- You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
- You have to care more about others than they care about you.
- You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter. Stay forever Curious!
- You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
- You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
- You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
- You have to try and fail and try again.
- You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
- You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
- You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.
Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, says: The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillion connections. If each neuron could only help store a single memory, running out of space would be a problem. You might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, similar to the space in an iPod or a USB flash drive. Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at a time, exponentially increasing the brain’s memory storage capacity to something closer to around 2.5 petabytes (or a million gigabytes). For comparison, if your brain worked like a digital video recorder in a television, 2.5 petabytes would be enough to hold three million hours of TV shows. You would have to leave the TV running continuously for more than 300 years to use up all that storage.
Marc Ecko: Mastering the Art of Authenticity Fashion designer Marc Ecko talks to Inc.’s Scott Gerber about his best advice for entrepreneurs, his lowest moment in business and his new book, Unlabel.
Ecko says despite his success, his route to inspiration remains the same as it was when he was just starting out more than two decades ago. He says he finds ideas during quiet moments doing everyday things like working out or taking a walk at his home in New Jersey.
Read more: http://www.inc.com/marc-ecko/marc-ecko-ecko-unltd-authentic-entrepreneurship.html
After 10 different manufacturers and 9 versions, We have decided to introduce our first product in our HAND-Crafted Line. Hand-Crafted is OKTYABRI’s leather and felt products for Men (and women).
From the beginning we wanted to create stuff we wanted to own ourselves. Luxury, quality and limited edition were some of our main criteria. This in itself was a tough task.
While working with our team and deciding on the design, stitching, corner radius, color, leather finish etc…. we faced many decisions. Anybody who is trying to create a winning product, would like to be able to say exactly what it is they need. But in reality, many unplanned factors and the process itself can make the process quite tough. Often people go back and forth changing their product features! So when is “Enough is Enough?”
While building NGOs, School, Strategy for other companies, and finally OKTYABRI products – I have come to consider few criteria to be crucial on this process. Often these helped me push the product forward and gave me opportunity to test the market and still activate the brand! these include:
*MVP: Minimum Viable Product – A product that has features that allow the product to be deployed. We will more likely further develop our offering.
*Cost – In many cases, this is one thing that can be controlled and has the real impact on your business model.
*Customers – Without clearly defining your customers, you wouldn’t be able to get a honest feedback on your product.
What do you all think? I will continue to share our story as we try to create a successful men’s lifestyle brand!
After 3 years, we are finally rebranding and relaunching “OKTYABRI“
OKTYABRI is a personal evolution brand for men
providing honest values to its members and the society.
Evolved Men: We refuse to accept the norm and will shift the
paradigm. We won’t just indulge what life has to offer but will actively add
value to the society. We still open the doors for women.
Care about the future of the world and will standby when
bullshit is being said and acted. We give the only thing we have unlimited:
An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is an experience of sudden and striking realization.
Generally the term is used to describe scientific breakthrough, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in which an enlightening realization allows a problem or situation to be understood from a new and deeper perspective. Epiphanies are studied by psychologists and other scholars, particularly those attempting to study the process of innovation.
Epiphanies are relatively rare occurrences and generally follow a process of significant thought about a problem. Often they are triggered by a new and key piece of information, but importantly, a depth of prior knowledge is required to allow the leap of understanding.
After analyzing my timing and place- I figured that this when I am not distracted by other people, I am alone and while my muscle memory takes over. I remember the CEO of Linkedin was able to create a 1 hour in his daily schedule to do just this.
Try to find when you seem to be most cognitively active!