Passions and Other Lessons

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 1 (2005-2006)

Whats Inside?

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series

The more challenging the goal the more obstacles you’re going to cross.

Jeff Hawkins (Palm Computing)

Pursue things that touch your passion.

Randy Komisar, Debra Dunn (KPCB)

Start small. Think big.

Evan Williams (Odeo)

It is your belief that is going to get you through.

Joe Liemandt (Trilogy)

The very best entrepreneurs are proactive, they deal with tension, are great listeners, and they translate that into interactive learning.

Mark Zuckerberg, Jim Breyer (Facebook)

Those that are benefiting from the status quo don’t want it to change.

Lonnie Smith (Intuitive Surgical)

Solve a real problem.

Kim Polese (SpikeSource)

Be clear about what you are in business for.

Frank Ricks (LRK Architecture)

Ready (vision). Aim (strategy). Fire (execution).

Tom Byers (STVP)

Be a missionary not a mercenary–don’t just be in it for the cash.

Bobby Beaver, Jeff Beaver (Zazzle)

Dissent is always good as long as it is purposeful.

Janice Fraser (Adaptive Path)

Success and failure are based on your workstyle and your lifestyle.

Chong-Moon Lee (Ambex Venture Group)

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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.