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Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
Founder Non-Admissions
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Founder Non-Admissions

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Also check out http://asktheharvardmba.com and http://chrisyeh.blogspot.com for more Chris Yeh humor and writing.

Also check out http://asktheharvardmba.com and http://chrisyeh.blogspot.com for more Chris Yeh humor and writing.

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  • 1. FOUNDER NON-ADMISSIONS
    • THINGS A FOUNDER WILL NEVER SAY
    Presented by
  • 2. UNIQUENESS
    • “WE HAVE NO COMPETITION ASIDE FROM
    • THE 5 OTHER COMPANIES IN OUR BUILDING”
  • 3. HARMONY
    • “MY CO-FOUNDERS ARE LIKE FAMILY…
    • THE MENENDEZ FAMILY”
  • 4. COMMITMENT
    • “WE’RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL, UNLESS WE CAN
    • GET RICH QUICK WITHOUT HAVING TO BUILD A REAL BUSINESS”
  • 5. REALISM
    • “OUR FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS ARE CAREFULLY CALCULATED
    • TO BE EXACTLY 700% TOO HIGH”
  • 6. HUMILITY
    • “I’LL BE HAPPY TO STEP DOWN AS CEO ONCE YOU CONVINCE
    • STEVE JOBS TO QUIT APPLE AND TAKE THE JOB”
  • 7. EXPERIENCE
    • “I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SALES, BUT I READ A GREAT POST
    • ABOUT IT ON HACKER NEWS YESTERDAY”
  • 8. CONSISTENCY
    • “ WE’RE ALL ABOUT REAL-TIME, JUST LIKE WE WERE ALL ABOUT
    • THE iPHONE LAST QUARTER, AND FACEBOOK APPS BEFORE THAT”
  • 9. RECRUITING
    • “MY TEAM IS PRETTY WEAK, BUT ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE
    • ANY GOOD ALREADY STARTED THEIR OWN COMPANIES”
  • 10. SELECTIVITY
    • “I REACHED OUT TO YOU BECAUSE YOUR PORTFOLIO SHOWS THAT
    • YOU ARE ABOUT AS SELECTIVE AS PARIS HILTON”
  • 11. PREPAREDNESS
    • “OUR MARKETING PLAN IS TO PRAY FOR TECHCRUNCH COVERAGE”
  • 12. If you enjoyed this presentation, here are other places to enjoy the wit and wisdom of Chris Yeh:
    • Blogs
      • http:// www.AskTheHarvardMBA.com
      • http://chrisyeh.blogspot.com
    • Twitter
      • http://twitter.com/chrisyeh

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