Building an Organization, Building a Team

Title: Building an Organization, Building a Team
Date: 2009-04-15
Speaker: Mari Baker (PlayFirst)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Stay narrow and focused.
It is a lot easier to make decisions if you have a value system.
You have to maintain credibility.
Most startups don’t succeed.
Find things where you understand how they tie back to making people’s lives better.
Wow your customers.
Engineers should work directly with the customers.
Be conscious of what kind of company you want and what kind of culture you want.
You want people (employees) to always go a step farther.
Venture capitalists are you partner.
Not everybody’s money is the same.
If you’re pulling together people from different backgrounds you need to create a common foundation.