Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2009-2010

Title: Lessons From China: The Evolution of The Globe’s Largest Search Engine Date: 2009-09-23 Speaker: Robin Li (Baidu) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Nobody needs to teach you to use a search engine. China is a large, growing market. Young companies do not plan for the long term. They are not patient enough. Silicon Valley is… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2009-2010

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2008-2009

Title: Retooling Early Stage Development Date: 2008-10-01 Speaker: Steve Blank (Serial Entrepreneur) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Entrepreneurship is chaotic, unpredictable, and will change from minute to minute. Out of failure comes success. Most entrepreneurs are focused on getting to launch and first customership. Less than 10% of startups fail because the engineers were wrong. Most… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2008-2009

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2007-2008

Title: The Positive Impact of Entrepreneurship in the American Economy Date: 2007-08-06 Speaker: Carl J. Schramm (Kauffman Foundation) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders You’ll likely hold four jobs before you’re thirty. More than half of jobs in this economy are created by firms less than five years old. Only in America can people take risks with… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2007-2008

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2006-2007

Title: Stimulating Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace Date: 2006-08-26 Speaker: Robert I. Sutton (Stanford) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Every creative act is doing new things with old things. Ideas don’t come out of thin air. If you want to have fast creativity you treat creativity as an import/export business. Encourage people to defy and… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2006-2007

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2005-2006

Title: Entrepreneurship Viewed as a Tool and When to Use it in Industry & Science Date: 2005-05-18 Speaker: Jeff Hawkins (Palm Computing) Link: Podcast Entrepreneurship is a tool that should be used sparingly. A successful entrepreneur is one who designs themselves out of that job. Entrepreneurship should be a tool of last resort. Used only… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2005-2006

The Foolish Adventure Podcast Notes

FA015: How to Focus on What is Important in Your Online Business Date: 2010-09-23 Link: http://foolishadventure.com/audio/set-priorities-and-avoid-pitfalls-in-internet-business/ Focus on the things that actually turn into results. The most important thing is to get your customer. The only thing you need to be in business is a customer. Find your passions and the things you like and… Continue reading The Foolish Adventure Podcast Notes

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Startups for the Rest of Us Notes 2016

Episode 270 | Our Predictions for 2016 Date: 2016-01-05 Link Book: Habit Stacking Twitter is an opportunity for cheap clicks. Single round bootstrapping (“fund-strapping”) will become more common. Indie.vc Twitter will become less relevant than it is today. Episode 271 | Lessons Learned Analyzing 250 SaaS Pricing Pages Date: 2016-01-12 Link SaaStr It boils down… Continue reading Startups for the Rest of Us Notes 2016