Adventures of a Startup CEO: No Guts No Glory

Title: Adventures of a Startup CEO: No Guts No Glory
Date: 2007-05-16
Speaker: Andrew Frame, Warren Packard (Ooma)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
It is very, very difficult to start a company whether it is a large market or a small market. Why start in a small market?
Recruiting is the most important thing you can do as an entrepreneur.
Recruiting is a slow process.
Build for scalability.
Put together a leadership team that can scale.
If you have a leadership team that can scale you have a company that can scale.
You’re going to have bad times.
You need to have a process if you want to develop multiple products.
Marketing is an intellectual exercise.
Find a mentor.
Entrepreneurship can sprout up absolutely anywhere in the world.
Ideas evolve.
Put the time in and eventually good things will start to happen.
Think about all of the ways you can innovate (beyond technology).
Great teams make things happen.
Nobody is going to steal your idea.
There is an alignment between doing something great and sustainable and making money.
You need to have a venture that is changing the world for the good.
You can save a lot of time by talking to people that have been there and done that.
You don’t know where the best people are going to come from.