Jim fowler info army - startup lessons - - small biz big things 2012

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Jim fowler info army - startup lessons - - small biz big things 2012

  1. 1. Lessons in Entrepreneurship Jim FowlerSmall Biz Big Things – San Francisco February 7, 2012
  2. 2. Brief Fowler History
  3. 3. Sunday School
  4. 4. “Ski U” (1983-87)
  5. 5. US Navy Diver (1987-91)
  6. 6. Lookout Pass (1992-96)
  7. 7. Sales Guy (1996-2003)
  8. 8. Jigsaw (2003 - 2011)
  9. 9. InfoArmy (2011 - Present)
  10. 10. Lessons Learned
  11. 11. Michaelangelo’s David
  12. 12. Why Success?  Vision  Focus  Team
  13. 13. Crowdsourcing
  14. 14. Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)
  15. 15. Set Your Company DNA Early
  16. 16. InfoArmy Product DNA  Quality  Personality  Simplicity  Speed
  17. 17. Have A Company Personality
  18. 18. Declaration of Data Independence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NmW51nF6kE
  19. 19. Superheros
  20. 20. Focus Is Hard Lack of focus is the #1 reason why start-ups fail.
  21. 21. Cash Is King
  22. 22. Early Fowler Nickname
  23. 23. Groupon
  24. 24. Prioritize Relentlessly
  25. 25. Team Is Everything  “A” Players  “B” Players  “C” Players
  26. 26. Fowler Rule of Fives
  27. 27. MBWA
  28. 28. Friday Afternoon Poker
  29. 29. The Bullet And The Buddha
  30. 30. Thank You!  www.jimfowler.com  fowler@infoarmy.com  @fowlinator

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