Cut the Lifeboats

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 2 (2006-2007)

Whats Inside?

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series

Great opportunities are shaped not discovered.

Kathleen M. Eisenhardt (STVP)

You can't control what you can't measure.

Rick Wallace (KLA-Tencor)

Weed out the mercenaries and you're left with the missionaries.

Chris Larsen, Jim Breyer (Prosper)

Focus on quality rather than cost.

Joe McCracken (Genentech)

Creating one feature can have a profound effect on a franchise.

Nick Earl (EA)

The most important thing is avoiding boredom as boredom is much more terrifying than poverty.

Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)

Rely on your own common sense.

Scott Kriens (Juniper Networks)

In order to be global you have to be local.

Janice Roberts (Mayfield Fund)

Raise your level of awareness.

Tien Tzuo (

Stay focused. Don't do too many things at once.

Ron Bloom, Ray Lane (PodShow)

Value comes from being contrarian.

Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn)

Put your plan into action now.

Gregory Waldorf (eHarmony)

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About the Author

Will Johnson

Will Johnson

I am a serial entrepreneur who has passionately launched and grown platforms that help small business owners, financial advisors, and filmmakers.

My enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and helping others can be found in the many books I have curated on those topics.