Do you know the movie, The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)? For me, I didn’t know it. But I got chance to know it today from a startup incubation program taught by a great entrepreneur from Pollenizer. Let me share you. The wizard of oz is a fictional character and he is ruler of the Land of Oz. He can appear in a different form such as a giant head, as a beautiful fairy, as a ball of fire and as a horrible monster. He is behind every appearance he did. Every one didn’t know that the old man is doing it all the way behind.
The lesson for entrepreneur is that you can start business with a great appearance and you work behind. You got what I mean? For example, let’s say that you start an online gift service website in Myanmar. You make the website very looking good and very nice in appearance. When someone use it and order, you will have to run manually behind the website, go buy the gift and send by yourself. Everything will be done by your manual action. It seems it is automatic and very fast on front end. When you start a business, and don’t know how to move on as you don’t know what the market need and what kind of stuffs you will need, you can be the wizard of Oz, running everything behind the business manually. After you get the habit and culture of users, you can make the best product for your website. It is only not about the website. It also concern with many other kind of startup business of entrepreneurs.
A saying: doing a good plan is better than waiting a perfect plan for next week. Yes. You don’t need to wait until you become perfect. You can start your business when you are good enough to. You can learn from failing. Learning from failure is also very important and that will teach you to get to success. Be the Wizard of Oz.
Author: Aung Kham