Nietzsche and startups

A few days ago, I came across the following article on Nietzsche on Maria Popova's excellent website -

The article quotes Nietzsche's essay "Schopenhauer as Educator", on how to bring forth our gifts and find ourselves. That to achieve true happiness, our soul needs to be unshackled from the chains of opinion and fear. He touches upon the role of our educators as liberators and how this helps us find purpose and happiness. The whole article is a wonderful read. Truly beautiful.

Read in another light, we can also use Nietzsche's advice for starting up new companies and building new products. For example, a perennial question facing many "to-be" entrepreneurs is when to start and what to work on. Here is some guiding light from Nietzsche on these two subjects -

“What have you truly loved thus far? What has ever uplifted your soul, what has dominated and delighted it at the same time?” Assemble these revered objects in a row before you and perhaps they will reveal a law by their nature and their order...

Any human being who does not wish to be part of the masses need only stop making things easy for himself. Let him follow his conscience, which calls out to him: “Be yourself! All that you are now doing, thinking, desiring, all that is not you.

Timeless advice can be applied to any problem, no matter what the field or times of the question. To find answers, you can rely on books, mentors and experts in your field of interest today.

Or you can seek guidance from the greats who have withstood the test of time and use their advice to build your own way forward.

No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!