When most people talk about startups, they conjure up visions of inexperienced hipsters fighting for VC money with a "build it now, exit soon, profit will magically happen sometime" attitude. There's a lot more going on in the world--a lot more going on just in the US--but
One of my mentees recently left me with a very special gift, one that reminds me of another, even more priceless, gift: the support of adults in my young life, especially my parents, *even when they didn't understand me*.
I'm a fan of going analog whenever I can manage. Fountain pens and paper are a great way to focus, and to stay organized without waiting on apps or relying on batteries. I've used and iterated on my trusty Bullet Journal for some time now...
My 14yo son, Lucas, is working on his first startup. Bloomington Bees is a Bloomington, Indiana based apiary, or bee farm, producing honey, beeswax, honeycomb, and other interesting things. The Bloomington Bees