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We got an email from an old gym friend. Our schedules have varied, and we haven’t seen each other for months.
He wanted to get back in touch, he told us, because he’d just read Business Week’s story on Digg: “…the story on Kevin Rose and it is inspiring me to think about my project again. I have thought of it before, but because it has been so hard for me to find the right job lately I’ve been thinking about it more and more….”
He went on to ask for advice about how to get back into the game. Now, the Business Week article was pretty hyped, as we’ve mentioned. But it tells a tale that certainly inspires, and will create a new wave of dot-com jihadists wanting to make their $60 million in 18 months. We asked ourselves, what do we tell him? Follow your dreams, go for it! Or, do we splash cold water all over him? We’ve decided to counsel him on the middle way. Find an idea he is passionate about, read about it and talk about it as much as he can, stake out a small business around it, and grow it slowly. See what happens…