INSTANT MBA: Tackle The Problems That Need Solving Right Now

Jill Shah

Photo: Jill’s List via Flickr

Today’s advice comes from Jill Shah, serial entrepreneur via The Daily Muse: “You have to think through what is ready to be resolved now.”

Shah created Jilllist.com, aimed specifically for healthcare, because she faced health problems and knew they needed solving fast.

When Shah was pregnant with her first son she lost a third of her blood and was very sick. At the same time, her father and mother had cancer and her husband was facing a threatening family history of heart attacks. Her challenge was clear: She needed to find reliable doctors to take care of herself and her family.

After becoming frustrated with sites like Yelp that have a broader base of reviews she wanted a list that was easier and more specific to her medical needs, so she started Jill’s List. Shah says it’s important not to back away from solving a specific problem that needs to be addressed right now.

“Don’t be too far ahead of the problem, because there are lots of problems to solve today.”

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