Define Success

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 6 (2010-2011)

Whats Inside?

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series

To get to be successful you have to be willing to fail.

Juan Andrés Fontaine (Chilean Government)

The path not often taken is more often the way you want to go.

Amit Chatterjee (Hara)

Whatever it is that you want to do--make it a part of your life.

Mark Suster (Serial Entrepreneur)

Be patient for growth. Don't be patient on profitability.

Thomas Prescott (Align Technology)

The best companies end up being extraordinarily capital efficient

Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate Fund)

Fight as if you're right. Listen as if you're wrong.

Bob Sutton (Stanford)

The power of stories is what makes people act.

Jennifer Aaker (Stanford GSB)

You don't need everyone. You need a few true allies.

Wendy Kopp (Teach for America)

Don't compromise.

Aaron Levie (

Trust is hard to gain and easy to lose.

Susan Desmond-Hellmann (UCSF)

Expect the unexpected and whenever possible be the unexpected.

Jack Dorsey (Square)

Your best day is always in front of you.

Mark Forchette (OptiMedica)

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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.