Starting up: Success without arrogance

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Contrary to popular belief, arrogance is not a personality trait of most successful entrepreneurs.
In fact, arrogance is often is the largest road-block we face when we are attempting something new because it blinds our vision and diminishes our ability to learn or take advice.

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  • Starting up: Success without arrogance

    1. 1. Starting Up<br />success without arrogance?<br />
    2. 2. Most successful startups begin in wilderness<br />You can never be sure how you will navigate the jungle … there are customers who don’t know you and predatory competitors who do.<br />50,000 fewer startups began their<br /> journey in the UK in 2008 compared <br />to the previous year<br />Image credits: http://brajeshwar.com/2008/open-source-startups/<br />Image credits: http://brajeshwar.com/2008/open-source-startups/<br />
    3. 3. Only 9% of businesses started in <br />1992 are still running<br />Who’s driving!?<br />Have you prepared yourself enough to unlearn whatever your cushy, high-paying corporate job taught you? <br />Startups ain’t for sleepy chickens!<br />
    4. 4. Simple Rule<br />It’s all about footwork<br />When you do cool things, people talk about you. You get more press, more blog posts, more stuff on Twitter. That leads to more business. – Brain Kaiser<br />CCA < CLV<br />CCA = Cost of Customer Acquisition<br />CLV = Customer Lifetime Value<br />
    5. 5. Arrogance won’t get you anywhere<br />The best of strategies can will fail if your team does not back you up. Remember the last time your thankless boss took credit for something you did? <br />You would think there would be SOME data <br />about bad bosses … <br />Well, we didn’t find ANYTHING good enough!<br />Image credits: http://www.successfulaffiliate.com/how-to-successfully-be-your-own-boss/ /<br />
    6. 6. Less than 5% entrepreneurs are <br />able to manage with under 6 hours of <br />daily sleep.<br />Taste freedom ?<br />Oh yeah … you can sleep all you want since you are not in a “job” anymore ... that is, if you can sleep at all !!<br />
    7. 7. Under 20% customers ever <br />return to most startup businesses<br />Make sure you make some money honey!<br />Customers are like birds, if you feed them well they will come back otherwise they will shit on you when they fly past your business.<br />Image credits: http://www.wealthcreationprofessionals.com/Free-Online-Business<br />
    8. 8. 23% teens find Steve Jobs to be the most <br />inspirational entrepreneur. 31% admire those who make <br />a difference in people’s lives beyond just theirs.<br />It’s inspiring…<br />Image credits: http://www.brightsideofnews.com/<br />
    9. 9. experience<br />starting-up.<br />www.jademagnet.com<br />

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