: 1 MindfulnessKnow what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.Pay attention to yourself every day. And you canmake changes.
: 2 Give yourself permissionCharacter is revealed in conflict. You need to putyourself in the situations of confrontation tolearn who you are and what u can do.
: 3 Constant feedbackGet good at receiving feedback; it does notmatter what people say to you. Take what’svaluable and disregard the rest.
: 4 Trust yourselfDon’t act based on what you think your investorswould want. Your responsibility is to the productand to the consumer.
: 5 Stay positiveOther things equal, keeping a positive attitudegets you further than bumming out.
: 6 Stay clear of twilightDare mighty things, win glorious triumphs, eventhough checkered by failure… rather than rankwith poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffermuch, because they live in a gray twilight thatknows not victory nor defeat. -- Roosevelt via Alec Ross
: 7 Give backYou are essentially asking people to help you; soshare your learning curve forward. Empowerpeople as those who came before did for you.
: 8 Getting oldThe older you get the more your mind settles;fight it and keep learning – and ask me for aninvite to Quora.
: 9 Don’t PanicFear is the worst way to make decisions.
: TeamStartups fail because of people problems. Youneed total transparency since the beginning.
: MoneyMoney makes things happen faster. You can beworking for 3 years with incremental success oryou can go faster. Think about money asleverage. It’s about getting things done.
: Product“If YouTube has proven anything it’s that given alevel playing field and democratization ofcreation tools, anyone can build an audience ofmillions through good ideas and hard work.” -- Hunter Walk, YouTube product lead
: 1 AudacityIt’s not a website. It’s a revolution.
: 2 Pull instead of pushBuild something that gets traction. Traction isthe first thing that matters for investors. I’m thebiggest offender so I’m qualified to say this.
: 3 Global from day 1The web is global; make use of this fact.
: 4 PositioningProduct position in a Twitter length sentence.For example: Macbook Air – World’s thinnestnotebook.
: 5 Test assumptionsBuilding something based on unfoundedassumptions is lethal; keep testing the market