Career development

From Engineer to Entrepreneur: Some Do’s and Don’ts

The author shares the lessons he learned during his transitioning from being an engineer to becoming an entrepreneur.

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“The project goal was to design a toy to allow children build whatever they can imagine. It surprised me to see that he had built like five versions of it! I had my own vision, so I began working immediately. And that was the path to disaster! You see, in a startup, you don’t want to start with actually building the product.”

Mohammad Javad Azadi from Iran was excited about his startup and was ready to apply his engineering skills to build toys for kids. But during the process, he ended up learning some do’s and don’ts about what goes into building a company successfully. He shares his experience in this article from