To “learn” or to “be”


In order “to learn“,  you can listen, observe, act or read.

In order “to be“, you must act, act or act.

As a person who try to read every books or articles that are worth reading, I can assert that by reading you can learn a lots of things but you can not “be”. I mean, if you read how to be a successful entrepreneur you can learn a lot but you can not be an entrepreneur by reading. You can only become an entrepreneur if you act.

  • if you act, you experience;
  • if you act, you learn;
  • if you act, you can be successful;
  • if you act, and fail you have the chance to manoeuvre/change your route;
  • if you act, you experiment;

Moral of the story: “Learning by action” provides precious experiences which influences your behaviors, attitudes, tendencies and your character. “Acting” contributes to your journey of “being” a … (fill in the blanks for whatever you want to be).

About ozgurzan

Professional: 1999- Co-founder and Managing Director of Done Information & Comm. Systems http://www.donetr.com http://www.donelabs.com Academic: 2008 Ph.D. Organization and Management - Yeditepe University 2002 MBA - Yeditepe University 1994 Computer Engineering - Bogazici University
This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship, Philosophy and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s