The future is bright for the master teacher.
Luke Johnson’s book, Start It Up: Why running your own business is easier than you think, is recommended reading for all edupreneurs. Johnson’s plainspoken views and insights help me find the courage to move on with our little, Hong Kong learning service company. This book will most definitely be passed on to my fellow directors, starting tomorrow.
Below are a few tidbits, connections and realizations that I found most meaningful. Direct quotes from Johnson are in bold and italics:
- Eduprenuers are in the business of supporting families. There is no getting around this fact. We must embrace it, listen to our clients’ individual needs, and then act.
- Our company will be successful only when we give impeccable service unmatched anywhere else.
- I need to listen to my partners. I need to move even slower.
- “Intellectuals rarely make great leaders” Thankfully, no one will accuse me of being an intellectual!
- Startup entrepreneurs
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