Startups: The Need for Speed

Title: Startups: The Need for Speed
Date: 2007-10-17
Speaker: Dominic Orr (Aruba Networks)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
The productivity of your employees can be maximized by giving each one of them freedom and trust.
Every product you build has to fit into the ecosystem of the big guys but solves a problem they cannot fix.
It all boils down to speed. Speed of innovation. Speed of execution.
Big companies have to stay the course.
It is not just speed but thoughtful speed.
If you want to go for thoughtful speed then you have to trade off with a lot of discussion and analysis versus going with your gut.
Don’t defend with your ego. Let intellectual honesty dictate.
For people to be thick-skinned they have to be confident.
Not everybody is as comfortable with themselves as you think they are.
IPO process is more about branding than bringing cash.