0
LESSONS

Learned

14 MONTH OF LIVING MY DREAM

everyone‘s got a

story

... and this is mine

Ali Mahlodji
Co-Founder & CE...
PERSIAN GUY,
TIME PROBLEM

time15min
persians
who knows them?
HANDS UP!
quick intro
1996 first a dream,

2011 started with a plan,

2012 then a startup

2013 now at Pioneers & HUB
FREAKIN‘ AWESOME!!
REALLY!!
1996
what should I do?

© 2012
8

Handbook of lifestories
* Wikipedia of career stories
* everyone should participate
* everyone‘s treated the same
* fro...
2002
2004
2008
2009
2010
the time has come

Internet

Video

global
& social
YEAH, let‘s do
it

2011

do you
remember that
idea?
2011
You only got one shot,
do not miss your chance
to blow.
This opportunity comes
once in a lifetime.
Eminem “Loose yourself”...
27.06.201122:00

17 videos, home made
logo was made by developer
27.06.2011Midnight
1st customer

3 weeks after GoLive
Übereinstimmung

100%
Bernd Blümel

Regionalverkaufsleiter
23

© 2012
No sales team, just 2 persian guys telling
the STORY of their SOLUTION

Zusammen für besse
STORY!
PEOPLE (CUSTOMER) WANT THE

WHY!

PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO TELL
FUCK PROMOTING FEATURES FIRST
CELEBRATE
DREAM IT
DO IT
IDEA IS 1%
IT LIKE
EXECUTION 99%
THERE IS NO
TOMORROW
IF YOU DON‘T BELIEVE,
NO ONE WILL

IF YOU‘R...
28

© 2012
29

+1000
one-to-one talks

© 2012
MONEY

A.K.A. FOUNDATION

BABY, CAN YOU
PAY MY BILLS?
1999, DESTINY‘S CHILD
BILLS, BILLS, BILLS

NO BUSINESS PLAN = FORGET...
STARTUP
WEEK2011October
T P

50
LEARN TO SAY

NO!

DON‘T DO THINGS BECAUSE OF THE WRONG REASON
THINK BIG, THINK LONG

TERM

SHOULDN‘T
BE REASON Nr. 1
5200mMountEverest

October2011
LEARN TO SAY

YES!

WHEN IT‘S THE RIGHT TIME
& WHEN IT FITS YOUR PLANS
& WHEN IT MAKES SENSE

Network

USE THEM AS
A WEAPO...
Build YOUR A Team
HIRE A PLAYERS ... not new, but true
B stands for BELOW STANDARD
C stands for ... who is C?

FIND THE BE...
+20 people
13 nations
12 languages

FIRST
ADULT
Never forget
where you come from
IT‘S THE DNA OF YOUR
SUCCESS
e.g.
thank you Pioneers,
thank you HUB
thank you & wake up!
Lessons learned, PIONEERS UNPLUGGED, 11.04.2013
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  1. 1. LESSONS Learned 14 MONTH OF LIVING MY DREAM everyone‘s got a story ... and this is mine Ali Mahlodji Co-Founder & CEO, chief story teller ali@whatchado.net @mahlo of course on Facebook WWW.WHATCHADO.NET founded 2.1.2012
  2. 2. PERSIAN GUY, TIME PROBLEM time15min
  3. 3. persians who knows them? HANDS UP! quick intro
  4. 4. 1996 first a dream, 2011 started with a plan, 2012 then a startup 2013 now at Pioneers & HUB FREAKIN‘ AWESOME!! REALLY!!
  5. 5. 1996 what should I do? © 2012
  6. 6. 8 Handbook of lifestories * Wikipedia of career stories * everyone should participate * everyone‘s treated the same * from people for people WHY? because no one ever asked you “where do want to be born? © 2012
  7. 7. 2002
  8. 8. 2004
  9. 9. 2008
  10. 10. 2009
  11. 11. 2010
  12. 12. the time has come Internet Video global & social
  13. 13. YEAH, let‘s do it 2011 do you remember that idea?
  14. 14. 2011
  15. 15. You only got one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime. Eminem “Loose yourself” ORF (AUSTRIAS LARGEST TV CHANNEL) CALLED “Go online before school ends”
  16. 16. 27.06.201122:00 17 videos, home made logo was made by developer
  17. 17. 27.06.2011Midnight
  18. 18. 1st customer 3 weeks after GoLive
  19. 19. Übereinstimmung 100% Bernd Blümel Regionalverkaufsleiter
  20. 20. 23 © 2012
  21. 21. No sales team, just 2 persian guys telling the STORY of their SOLUTION Zusammen für besse
  22. 22. STORY! PEOPLE (CUSTOMER) WANT THE WHY! PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO TELL FUCK PROMOTING FEATURES FIRST
  23. 23. CELEBRATE DREAM IT DO IT IDEA IS 1% IT LIKE EXECUTION 99% THERE IS NO TOMORROW IF YOU DON‘T BELIEVE, NO ONE WILL IF YOU‘RE NOT READY TO FAIL OR BLAME YOURSELF ... FORGET IT DREAM BIG AND THEN GO BACK TO WORK! BIG COJONES
  24. 24. 28 © 2012
  25. 25. 29 +1000 one-to-one talks © 2012
  26. 26. MONEY A.K.A. FOUNDATION BABY, CAN YOU PAY MY BILLS? 1999, DESTINY‘S CHILD BILLS, BILLS, BILLS NO BUSINESS PLAN = FORGET FLYING TO THE MOON LEARN TO LOVE IT, BECAUSE YOU NEED IT DON‘T THINK „VC VC VC“!! (LATER IT‘S OKAY) UNDERSTAND WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT PAY FOR
  27. 27. STARTUP WEEK2011October T P 50
  28. 28. LEARN TO SAY NO! DON‘T DO THINGS BECAUSE OF THE WRONG REASON THINK BIG, THINK LONG TERM SHOULDN‘T BE REASON Nr. 1
  29. 29. 5200mMountEverest October2011
  30. 30. LEARN TO SAY YES! WHEN IT‘S THE RIGHT TIME & WHEN IT FITS YOUR PLANS & WHEN IT MAKES SENSE Network USE THEM AS A WEAPON people you trust
  31. 31. Build YOUR A Team HIRE A PLAYERS ... not new, but true B stands for BELOW STANDARD C stands for ... who is C? FIND THE BEST PEOPLE (WHO ARE ALL SMARTER THAN YOU) AND UNDERSTAND WHAT DRIVES THEM! FIND FRIENDS YOU WANT TO HAVE FUN WITH
  32. 32. +20 people 13 nations 12 languages FIRST ADULT
  33. 33. Never forget where you come from IT‘S THE DNA OF YOUR SUCCESS e.g.
  34. 34. thank you Pioneers, thank you HUB
  35. 35. thank you & wake up!
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