Tedx Justin Yoshimura

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Tedx Justin Yoshimura

  1. 1. The power of doing By Justin Yoshimura Founder & CEO of 500friends The Power of Ideas
  2. 2. 2Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | I’m truly lucky Investor in Founder of
  3. 3. 3Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | My career began with a bold decision Not a great idea
  4. 4. 4Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Yeah, pretty lucky
  5. 5. 5Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | But I’m not all that special. Really.
  6. 6. 6Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | based on another (bad) idea I cofounded
  7. 7. 7Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Social rewards Q2 2010 – q4 2010 [50% of our seed funding]
  8. 8. 8Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Ideas are A dime a dozen
  9. 9. 9Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | It’s all about execution
  10. 10. 10Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Understand that you should startAnd keep starting
  11. 11. 11Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Start (and always be) Pitching perspective customers
  12. 12. 12Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Start (and always be) Practicing your craft
  13. 13. 13Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Start (and always be) Recruiting your team
  14. 14. 14Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Common excuses:
  15. 15. 15Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | I don’t have time
  16. 16. 16Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | I don’t have resources
  17. 17. 17Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Someone elseIs doing it
  18. 18. 18Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Well, that’s kind of dumb
  19. 19. 19Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | How much tv do you watch?
  20. 20. 20Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | Mother teresa was hardly flush…
  21. 21. 21Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | And Facebook wasn’t the first social network
  22. 22. 22Confidential. © 2013 500friends, Inc. All rights reserved | [In most cases] It’s not the idea that counts

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