Startup Life: Winning Endgame Begins with Inner Game

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Presented at Echelon Ignite Thailand. 'Personal growth', philosophy, etc is hardly a hot topic in startup / tech conferences, but I wanted to talk about it. I wanted to talk about the 'source' of strategies, tactics, methods etc - which is our inner beliefs, our inner operating system if you will. It's the first time I presented this material in this way, and it's still very raw, but I'll be building on this topic in time to come.

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Startup Life: Winning Endgame Begins with Inner Game

  1. 1. STARTUP LIFE Inner Game -> End Game @khailee
  2. 2. I like creating things.
  3. 3. ‘Business’ = excellent vehicle for creation.
  4. 4. Two Years of ‘Figuring Things Out’
  5. 5. Built SAYS.com, Merged with Catcha Media
  6. 6. Built GroupsMore.com, Acquired by Groupon
  7. 7. From creating businesses to helping others create businesses.
  8. 8. Global Seed Fund & Accelerator. Invested in 500+ Companies across 38 Countries.
  9. 9. Want to Win in the End Game? Let’s Start With Your Inner Game.
  10. 10. You Sometimes Get What You Wish For Exactly 4 Years later in the same Week. Groupon Exit Valuation Appeared Exactly the same amount I fixed in my mind 3 years when I first decided to do a startup. Exact same amount. Maybe I should’ve fixed myself a larger number. Ha!
  11. 11. Be Fixed With Your Outcome Be Sure Of What You Know Be Serious About Your Mission Be Fluid With Your Approach Be Unsure About What You Don’t Know Be Fun About Your Adventure
  12. 12. Let’s Ride This Wave Together! www.khailee.com www.500.co @khailee

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