Nice post from Tim O’Reilly: “Work on Stuff That Matters”

Tim O’Reilly has used the phrase “stuff that matters” before, but yesterday he laid out his rough definition of what that means to him, and it’s a list that will probably resonate with anyone who’s taken a more entrepreneurial path in life. It’s a long-ish post but the actual list of “stuff” is short:

  1. Work on something that matters to you more than money
  2. Create more value than you capture
  3. Take the long view

In my experience, the number or people actually living this advice is relatively small, but I completely agree with Tim that those happy few have more fun, live more interesting lives and create more good outcomes for themselves and the people around them.