Entrepreneurialitis - Pitfalls in Startups

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  • 1. Entrepreneurialitis Stowe Boyd
  • 2. Entrepreneurialitis n. acute or chronic stupidity induced by the stress of entrepreneurial activity.
  • 3. Like Falling Down An Open Elevator Shaft
  • 4. We don't need to do the right thing, since we can do the wrong thing really well.
  • 5. Building successful applications is hard, but it's easy if you just [blank].
  • 6. We don't need to do the right thing, since we can do the wrong thing really fast.
  • 7. Yes, that feature is important: we'll put it into a later release.
  • 8. We don't need to test the business model: it's obvious!
  • 9. We don't need to bring in experts: we don't have time to assimilate that many viewpoints, anyway.
  • 10. Yes, getting the right design is critical, but these designers cost too much.
  • 11. Our biggest strength is our ability to change our plan.
  • 12. Our biggest strength is our ability to stick to our plan.
  • 13. Managers will continue to use techniques that don’t work instead of ones that work that they don’t understand. [Eric Bonabeau]
  • 14. I know what to do: God told me.
  • 15. zero gravity by Auro (http://www.flickr.com/photos/auro/230377281/) Elevator Shaft by Wysz (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wysz/13253385/) Bumper Cars by AlmostJaded (http://flickr.com/photos/almostjaded/400307488/) Trapeze by Cmiper (http://flickr.com/photos/cmiper/256959782/) DSC_3503.jpg (Boomerang) by Inabeanpod (http://flickr.com/photos/inabeanpod/166051195/) Spread-toed Thrill by McBeth (http://flickr.com/photos/mcbeth/511257850/in/photostream) Tivoli by Stephanie Booth (http://flickr.com/photos/bunny/521090314/) Motorcycle by Strict (http://flickr.com/photos/strict/512024537/) 2 Triples by Lordofhaha (http://flickr.com/photos/94517950@N00/214767541/in/set-72157594222890475/) Chinese Acrobats by Annamatic3000 (http://flickr.com/photos/annamatic3000/170491285/) Spinning Dishes by Annamatic3000 (http://flickr.com/photos/annamatic3000/170491049/in/set-72157594583793531/) Bungee Jump #2 by Gari.baldi (http://flickr.com/photos/garibaldi/167904226/) Credits