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Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
Mark Josephson - The truth about startups
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Mark Josephson - The truth about startups

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Startupfest 2014 - Everyone has a passion in life. For some, that’s building teams and companies, even though building a company is one of the hardest things to do. In this session, serial entrepreneur Mark Josephson—who’s grown five New York-based early-stage companies—including Outside.in, About.com, and bit.ly—reviews the five big lessons he’s learned:
-Being at least one step ahead of the market.
-Knowing if you help your customers make more money?
-How to be aligned with your customers
-Why you shouldn’t work so hard
-“The Carrot Seed” mentality
Every business role has risks and constraints—but as Mark will show, overcoming these and applying entrepreneurial thinking is essential for anyone wanting to build a great team and a successful company.

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  1. 1. T H E T R U T H A B O U T S TA RT U P S M A R K J O S E P H S O N @ M A R K J O S E P H S O N
  2. 2. A L I T T L E A B O U T M E
  3. 3. A L I T T L E A B O U T Y O U
  4. 4. T H AT ’ S A G O O D T H I N G
  5. 5. I T ’ S R E A L LY H A R D
  6. 6. H E R E A R E S O M E 
 T H I N G S I ’ V E L E A R N E D
  7. 7. B E F I R S T O R B E S T Stronger Faster
  8. 8. C O U N T E V E RY T H I N G , 
 B U T N O T E V E RY T H I N G C O U N T S
  9. 9. A L I G N W I T H Y O U R C U S T O M E R S C U S T O M E R S Y O U
  10. 10. M A K E M O N E Y W H I L E Y O U S L E E P
  11. 11. B E A L E A D E R N O T A B O S S
  12. 12. B E L I E V E
  13. 13. T H A N K Y O U
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