Magical not Magic: Startup Hacks

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Ron J. Williams at the 2012 Thinc Iowa conference speaking about demystifying the startup and entrepreneur. If you want to watch Q&A session: http://bit.ly/U7lhTI

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Magical not Magic: Startup Hacks

  1. 1. Build something. It ain’t Magic. Thinc Iowa Oct 10th, 2012 Ron J.Williams, @ronjdub on #magicalnotmagic 1
  2. 2. Where Brooklyn at? 2
  3. 3. Being an entrepreneur can be magical... ...but it’s NOT MAGIC 3
  4. 4. I’m @ronjdub#magicalnotmagic #thinciowa 4
  5. 5. I ask why not. A lot. 5
  6. 6. I am excited about people 6
  7. 7. Some people say...“I could never do what you do.” 7
  8. 8. I respond politely... 8
  9. 9. What can Jay Z help us tokeep in mind as we build? 9
  10. 10. “We don’t believe you.You need more people” Jay-Z, The Takeover (“The Blueprint”) 10
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. “I dumbed down my lyrics to double my dollars.” Jay-Z, Moment of Clarity (“The Black Album”) 12
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. “I’m focused man.” Jay-Z, Best of Me (Remix) 14
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. Real tools. Not Magic. + 16
  17. 17. Solve a problem you actually care about✓ Start building your team. Now.✓ Keep simplifying and clarifying✓ Be the best at one thing first #magicalNOTmagic @ronjdub 17

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