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An entrepreneurs journey: The good, bad, and the awesome

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An entrepreneurs journey: The good, bad, and the awesome

  1. 1. An entrepreneurs journey the good, bad, and the awesome! Steve Jennings Halloween 2013
  2. 2. 1961
  3. 3. 1969: I was 9 years old when this happened
  4. 4. 1969: this was happening
  5. 5. 1969: and so was this
  6. 6. 1969: and I saw this man play live (by accident)
  7. 7. 1969: An obsession (according to my Mum)
  8. 8. 1961
  9. 9. The internet did not exist
  10. 10. My journey as an entrepreneur
  11. 11. Steve Jennings entrepreneur journey ? 2010-11 2000-01 1991-99 2002-05 2001-02 2012 2006-09 2006 2001 2010 2007 55% valuation growth 2009 2013
  12. 12. If there’s something you need to do DO IT
  13. 13. Allow yourself to be a beginner, a learner
  14. 14. Naturally we are scientists and explorers
  15. 15. We’re equipped to prototype with whatever we have
  16. 16. Create a company that feels like play
  17. 17. Play is a human super power
  18. 18. Create conditions in which no one is vulnerable
  19. 19. Create a company that can offer people jobs that are meaningful
  20. 20. Not all jobs are created equal
  21. 21. Spend your life around people you resonate with
  22. 22. You will pivot, be prepared to kill your darling
  23. 23. Your founder team are everything
  24. 24. Treat the people that use the product you make as a community
  25. 25. They’re not users or customers, they are your neighbors
  26. 26. Choose your investors wisely
  27. 27. Don’t just take the money
  28. 28. Invest in yourself
  29. 29. Believe in yourself
  30. 30. Seek connections between the world’s needs and your strengths
  31. 31. Don’t talk about what you invented. Tell people what you changed!
  32. 32. Bake your value system into your business plan
  33. 33. Build the company that you wouldn’t sell
  34. 34. 1. I will get outside the building
  35. 35. 2. I will test my assumptions
  36. 36. 3. I will measure what matters
  37. 37. 4. I will be flexible and pivot
  38. 38. HAPPY HALLOWEEN
  39. 39. @stevejennings1 steve@goodcred.com

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