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Founder Non-Admissions

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Founder Non-Admissions

  1. FOUNDER NON-ADMISSIONS <ul><li>THINGS A FOUNDER WILL NEVER SAY </li></ul>Presented by
  2. UNIQUENESS <ul><li>“WE HAVE NO COMPETITION ASIDE FROM </li></ul><ul><li>THE 5 OTHER COMPANIES IN OUR BUILDING” </li></ul>
  3. HARMONY <ul><li>“MY CO-FOUNDERS ARE LIKE FAMILY… </li></ul><ul><li>THE MENENDEZ FAMILY” </li></ul>
  4. COMMITMENT <ul><li>“WE’RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL, UNLESS WE CAN </li></ul><ul><li>GET RICH QUICK WITHOUT HAVING TO BUILD A REAL BUSINESS” </li></ul>
  5. REALISM <ul><li>“OUR FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS ARE CAREFULLY CALCULATED </li></ul><ul><li>TO BE EXACTLY 700% TOO HIGH” </li></ul>
  6. HUMILITY <ul><li>“I’LL BE HAPPY TO STEP DOWN AS CEO ONCE YOU CONVINCE </li></ul><ul><li>STEVE JOBS TO QUIT APPLE AND TAKE THE JOB” </li></ul>
  7. EXPERIENCE <ul><li>“I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SALES, BUT I READ A GREAT POST </li></ul><ul><li>ABOUT IT ON HACKER NEWS YESTERDAY” </li></ul>
  8. CONSISTENCY <ul><li>“ WE’RE ALL ABOUT REAL-TIME, JUST LIKE WE WERE ALL ABOUT </li></ul><ul><li>THE iPHONE LAST QUARTER, AND FACEBOOK APPS BEFORE THAT” </li></ul>
  9. RECRUITING <ul><li>“MY TEAM IS PRETTY WEAK, BUT ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE </li></ul><ul><li>ANY GOOD ALREADY STARTED THEIR OWN COMPANIES” </li></ul>
  10. SELECTIVITY <ul><li>“I REACHED OUT TO YOU BECAUSE YOUR PORTFOLIO SHOWS THAT </li></ul><ul><li>YOU ARE ABOUT AS SELECTIVE AS PARIS HILTON” </li></ul>
  11. PREPAREDNESS <ul><li>“OUR MARKETING PLAN IS TO PRAY FOR TECHCRUNCH COVERAGE” </li></ul>
  12. If you enjoyed this presentation, here are other places to enjoy the wit and wisdom of Chris Yeh: <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.AskTheHarvardMBA.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chrisyeh.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/chrisyeh </li></ul></ul>

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