Ran in a London newspaper in the early 1900’s to recruit men for his expedition to the South Pole. 5000 men responded to the ad Interviewed 400 men in increments of 15 minutes Selected his 27 men for the journey Never made it to the S. Pole, and the journey lasted almost 2 year Everyone survived – leadership!
Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail
Top 10 Reasons Why a Start-up FailsCaroline Cummings | vp of marketing
Men Waned For Hazardous Journey. Small Wages. Bitter Cold, Long Months ofComplete Darkness.
Constant Danger, Safe Return Doubtful.Honour & Recognition In Case of Success. Ernest Shackelton
Finding the Right Co-FounderWhat you can do What you like to do Missing skill-sets Public speaking X Press releases Programming Copywriting X SEO Editing SEM Social Media Financials Email marketing X HR Google Analytics X Write plans Biz Dev X Graphic design …
Interviewing attorneys…• Work with your industry before?• How much time for you?• Who else if they are not available?• Raised rounds of financing?• If so, create/read a Capitalization Table?• Compensation packages for new hires?• IP protection?• Global expansion?• Experience with exits – M&As, IPO?