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:
- Work on something that matters to you more than money
- Create more value than you capture
- 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.