Guy Kawasaki – Top 10 Entrepreneurs’ Mistakes

The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs (Actually 11) – (1:23:57)

https://www.youtube.coGuy_Kawasaki_Top_10_Mistakesm/watch?v=HHjgK6p4nrw

BPlan UC Berkeley

  • Guys starts AT ~3:20
  1. 1% of Market Logic – (~8:00)
  2. Scale too soon – (~11:00)
  3. Obsession with partnering – (~15:25)
  4. Pitching instead of Prototyping – (~16:30)
  5. Too many slides, too small a font – optimal is 10 slides/20 minutes/30 point fonts (~19:50)
  6. Doing things serially – (~22:10)
  7. Believing 51% = control – (~23:30)
  8. Believing Patents = defensibility – Have then, but say “Patents” once – (~24:40)
  9. Hiring in your own image – You should Make it, Sell it, Collect it – (~28:10)
  10. Befriending your VCs – Make your sales forecasts – (~29:20)
  11. Thinking VCs can add value – A VC is slightly ADHD, egocentric, & cannot separate causation vs. correlation – (~35:50)
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