Howard Lindzon

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Howard Lindzon, CEO of StockTwits' opening remarks at the Grow conference, August 18, 2011 in Vancouver BC.
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  • Howard Lindzon

    1. 1. Email: howard@lindzon.com<br />Twitter: @howardlindzon<br />Blog: Howardlindzon.com<br />
    2. 2. Background <br />Live In Coronado – San Diego<br />Born in Toronto<br />Startups include Wallstrip.com (CBS)&Stocktwits.com<br />Angel Invest – Finished Products Only<br />Investments Include – Tweetdeck, Bitly, Assistly, Ticketfly, Buddy Media, Golf Now, Lifelock<br />Hedge Fund Manager for 13 years <br />
    3. 3. I Want Some Social Media…Biatchhh!<br />
    4. 4. John Candy Is In Social Media<br />
    5. 5. Mark Did it and He’s Three Feet Tall<br />
    6. 6. Come on…….Zuck?<br />
    7. 7. Who Has NOT Run Twitter:)<br />
    8. 8. Start a Business or Work for a Startup NOW!<br />Social Leverage Revolution<br />But it’s Banking at First, not Marketing<br />Start Kissing Ass (Moxy)…Stroke Others Ego’s Not your Own…It’s a Game<br />Be Smart and Don’t Ask for Anything for 90 days<br />Be Indispensible<br />Get Domain Experience - Passion Areas Matter – Entrepreneuring is a lot like Poker just 24/7/365<br />
    9. 9. Philosophies<br />Social Leverage over Financial Leverage – ‘Acceleration’<br />Too Small to Fail<br />Get to Product Market Fit Fast<br />Distribution is Under-rated (Stocktwits)<br />Punch a Banker, Hug a developer<br />Foreplay…Foreplay…Foreplay<br />Visualize – Write it Down, Target (try radio) and Hunt<br />Long cuts are the new Shortcuts<br />Social Proof is Overrated<br />Always be recruiting for you weaknesses – not like golf<br />Ride Trends…Being Third is OK<br />Hire Super Smart People<br />Lean is overused.<br />Cap Structure Matters<br />Failure is Good<br />Play Risk (The Board Game)<br />Make Your Luck/Serendipity – Cold Calls, Lazerow…Buddy Media…<br />
    10. 10. Bubble?<br />
    11. 11. Email: howard@lindzon.com<br />Twitter: @howardlindzon<br />Blog: Howardlindzon.com<br />

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