Start Up Blog

Exposing your ideas

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on January 11, 2012

Ideas are like organic matter. If we keep them out of view, out of the light, away from external influence, then all we are really doing is reducing their potential. We are taking away the essential nutrition that could make them thrive grow, and bare fruit.


Famous to the family

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on January 13, 2011

Seth Godin has an interesting idea of being Famous to the Family. Which is similar to my definition of cool: the stuff that matters, to the people who care.

This short interview is a 5 minute investment worth making.

Next steps:

  1. Decide who your family is.
  2. Build them stuff they really care about.
  3. Enjoy doing it enough, to be able to continue without riches.
  4. Be patient.


Helping your community

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on October 11, 2010

Blogger, thinker and all round nice guy Ben Rowe recently wrote a blog entry just for me. There was nothing in it for him, he just thought it would be nice to share his intellectual prowess for my benefit.

How it came about was pretty simple really. Ben wrote a great blog post on the importance of gaming and how it is starting to transcend currency. Within my comments on his post I spoke of how great it would be to think of a good gaming mechanic for rentoidA few days later Ben wrote this blog post with some ideas on how to do exactly that. It’s the kind of commercial world I want to live in. An ethic where people do cool stuff for others without asking, and not expecting anything in return. The corollary is that a a return does invariably happen.

Firstly, an emotional return from doing good. Secondly, a collective return from building community. And sometimes a financial one from those who return the favour.

The question for startup entrepreneurs is this:

What are you doing to build your industry community help and promote others?


Startup School – update

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on October 8, 2009

There are only a couple of seats left for the Melbourne event. If you’re thinking of attending, it’s time to get moving and book, as I expect the event to be closed by the weekend. Remember there is a money back guarantee for me to ‘blow your mind’. If you need to contact me, my details are in the side bar.

Startup School

See you there, Steve.

Startup tip

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on May 10, 2009

Celebrate effort, not results.

Effort always leads to results, but great results are sometimes just luck.



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