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Web 2.0 FailCon Workshop

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Supporting slides for @manukumar's talk at the #FailCon Workshop at Web 2.0 Expo #w2e

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Web 2.0 FailCon Workshop

  1. 1. Team  Development  and  Management FailCon  Workshop  @  Web  2.0  Expo @manukumar
  2. 2. Please  turn  ON  your  cell  phones! hashtags:  #w2e  #failcon
  3. 3. SNEAKERLABS
  4. 4. #20tweetsDefinition of Entrepreneurship: “Insaneperseverance in the face of completeresistance” :Jack Thorne, CMUabout 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 5
  5. 5. #20tweetsYou cant learn to *really* ride abicycle, until you take the trainingwheels off. Falling and getting back upare part of the process.about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 6
  6. 6. #20tweets Learning from the mistakes of others is a lot less painful than failing on your own #AvoidPitfalls #GetGoodAdviceabout 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 7
  7. 7. #20tweetsThe three most important (and difficult)things in startups are: People, People,People!about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 8
  8. 8. #20tweetsFor a startup, there is no such thing as50-50. Buck stops with one person. “Astartup is not a democracy” :FrankDemmler, CMUabout 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 9
  9. 9. #20tweetsDon’t hire friends/family. In otherwords: Don’t hire someone you can’tfire.about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 10
  10. 10. #20tweetsTitles are thoroughly overrated. Theychange the expectation and behavior /role to match the title rather than whatthe company needs.about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 11
  11. 11. #20tweetsIf you’re it it for the money, you’re in itfor the wrong reasons. Money is thecurrency for keeping score. #passionabout 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 12
  12. 12. #20tweetsMaking *a* decision is sometimes moreimportant than making the *right*decision. #AnalysisParalysisabout 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 13
  13. 13. #20tweets“With great power comes greatresponsibility” :Spiderman’s Uncle Ben!about 1 second ago via in person manukumar Manu  Kumar ©  2010  K9  Ventures 14
  14. 14. @manukumar#20tweets:  hZp://k9.vc/20tweets
  15. 15. 1.  Technical  Founders2.  New  Technology  /  New  Market3.  Direct  Revenue4.  Capital  Efficient5.  Hyper  Local

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