#20tweets

   @manukumar
from @k9ventures
#20tweets




Definition of Entrepreneurship:
“Insane perseverance in the face of
complete resistance” :Jack Thorne,
CMU
a...
#20tweets




If you’re in it for the money, you’re in
it for the wrong reasons. Money is the
currency for keeping score. ...
#20tweets




The greatest position of strength is
when you have nothing to lose.


about 1 second ago via in person




 ...
#20tweets




You can't learn to *really* ride a
bicycle, until you take the training
wheels off. Falling and getting back...
#20tweets




It is NEVER a bad time and ALWAYS
a good time to start a company. Start a
company when you have an idea you
...
#20tweets




If you are serious about doing this
company, the best time to incorporate
was yesterday (ASAP is second best...
#20tweets




For a startup, there is no such thing as
50-50. Buck stops with one person.
“A startup is not a democracy” :...
#20tweets




Making *a* decision is sometimes
more important than making the
*right* decision. #AnalysisParalysis

about ...
#20tweets




Learning from the mistakes of others is a lot
less painful than failing on your own
#AvoidPitfalls #GetGoodA...
#20tweets




Don’t hire friends/family. In other
words: Don’t hire someone you can’t
fire.

about 1 second ago via in per...
#20tweets




The three most important (and difficult)
things in startups are: People, People,
People!

about 1 second ago...
#20tweets




Titles are thoroughly overrated. They
change the expectation and behavior /
role to match the title rather t...
#20tweets




Raising money is not an indicator of
success, making money is.
#RightMetrics #RevenueBias

about 1 second ag...
#20tweets




100% of zero is still zero. Your own
sweat, blood and tears, but someone
else’s dime. #OptimizeValue
#CapTab...
#20tweets




“You can’t live on dreams, at some
point you have to make money” –
wise words from Mexican
entrepreneur on N...
#20tweets




A founding CEO should be able to
quote the cos. cash position & burn rate
to the closest 1000 dollars at any...
#20tweets




“With great power comes great
responsibility” :Spiderman’s Uncle
Ben!

about 1 second ago via in person




...
#20tweets




A bird in the hand may not be your best
choice, if you haven’t explored what’s
in the bush. #KnowYourOptions...
#20tweets




“One you’ve done a startup, you are
ruined for life” :Frank Demmler, CMU
“If you want to be an actor, move t...
#20tweets




When entrepreneurs hit a wall, they
either climb over it, bore through it, or,
go around it #Resourcefulness...
@manukumar
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    1. 1. #20tweets @manukumar from @k9ventures
    2. 2. #20tweets Definition of Entrepreneurship: “Insane perseverance in the face of complete resistance” :Jack Thorne, CMU about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 2
    3. 3. #20tweets If you’re in it for the money, you’re in it for the wrong reasons. Money is the currency for keeping score. #passion about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 3
    4. 4. #20tweets The greatest position of strength is when you have nothing to lose. about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 4
    5. 5. #20tweets You can't learn to *really* ride a bicycle, until you take the training wheels off. Falling and getting back up are part of the process. about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 5
    6. 6. #20tweets It is NEVER a bad time and ALWAYS a good time to start a company. Start a company when you have an idea you can't shake off. #AlwaysHard about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 6
    7. 7. #20tweets If you are serious about doing this company, the best time to incorporate was yesterday (ASAP is second best). about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 7
    8. 8. #20tweets For a startup, there is no such thing as 50-50. Buck stops with one person. “A startup is not a democracy” :Frank Demmler, CMU about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 8
    9. 9. #20tweets Making *a* decision is sometimes more important than making the *right* decision. #AnalysisParalysis about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 9
    10. 10. #20tweets Learning from the mistakes of others is a lot less painful than failing on your own #AvoidPitfalls #GetGoodAdvice about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 10
    11. 11. #20tweets Don’t hire friends/family. In other words: Don’t hire someone you can’t fire. about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 11
    12. 12. #20tweets The three most important (and difficult) things in startups are: People, People, People! about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 12
    13. 13. #20tweets Titles are thoroughly overrated. They change the expectation and behavior / role to match the title rather than what the company needs. about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 13
    14. 14. #20tweets Raising money is not an indicator of success, making money is. #RightMetrics #RevenueBias about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 14
    15. 15. #20tweets 100% of zero is still zero. Your own sweat, blood and tears, but someone else’s dime. #OptimizeValue #CapTableWoes about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 15
    16. 16. #20tweets “You can’t live on dreams, at some point you have to make money” – wise words from Mexican entrepreneur on NPR about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 16
    17. 17. #20tweets A founding CEO should be able to quote the cos. cash position & burn rate to the closest 1000 dollars at any time #CashIsGas about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 17
    18. 18. #20tweets “With great power comes great responsibility” :Spiderman’s Uncle Ben! about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 18
    19. 19. #20tweets A bird in the hand may not be your best choice, if you haven’t explored what’s in the bush. #KnowYourOptions #CreateTheMarket about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 19
    20. 20. #20tweets “One you’ve done a startup, you are ruined for life” :Frank Demmler, CMU “If you want to be an actor, move to Hollywood” :Jack Roseman, CMU about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 20
    21. 21. #20tweets When entrepreneurs hit a wall, they either climb over it, bore through it, or, go around it #Resourcefulness about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu Kumar © 2010 K9 Ventures 21
    22. 22. @manukumar

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