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Final Entrepreneurship Lecture

Final Entrepreneurship Lecture



This is the final lecture I gave my entrepreneurship students tonight.

This is the final lecture I gave my entrepreneurship students tonight.



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    Final Entrepreneurship Lecture Final Entrepreneurship Lecture Presentation Transcript

    • Final thoughts
    • Follow your interests
      • Work on things you’re passionate about
      • Find others who are equally passionate
      • Don’t be dissuaded easily
      • Don’t be distracted easily
    • First who…then what
      • Get the right people involved
      • Get the wrong people uninvolved
      • When you find a core group, protect it
    • hedgehog
      • Passion, what you can do best, economic driver
      • Let it filter out distraction
    • progress
      • Measure progress incrementally
      • Celebrate small victories
      • Get something to market soon
        • Listen to customers
    • values
      • Look out the window to apportion success
      • Look to yourself when placing blame
      • Embed some social element into all of your ventures
      • Put family first
    • creativity
      • Comes from activity/motion
      • comes from quiet
      • comes from organization
      • Keep your antenna up at all times
        • Write your ideas down
    • Business
      • Get your affairs in order (banking, taxes, business structure) early
      • Remember your equity is your most valuable asset (give it away grudgingly)
      • Get in the habit of immediately asking who the customer is
      • Pay one vendor on time ALL the time
    • confidence
      • Create a mantra for success (“I will succeed”)
      • Don’t be fooled into thinking that people know what they’re doing
        • Be confident enough to risk and smart enough shift
    • negotiation
      • Don’t talk too much
      • Let the other party talk, you listen (they will give themselves away)
      • Don’t do deals that you wouldn’t take the other side of
    • Execute
      • Create something worth executing
      • Set goals
      • Communicate the goals
      • Measure the goals weekly
      • Establish a single point of responsibility
      • Follow through until it’s done or irrelevant
      • Reward achievers
      • Establish a culture of execution
      • Be honest about your efficacy
    • More values
      • Help people who cannot help you
      • Help without the expectation of return
      • Help many people
      • Do the right thing the right way
      • Pay back society
    • Keep in touch
      • [email_address]
      • See my interests: www.9giantsteps.com
      • Twitter: gah650