A Pandora's Box of Start-up Expertise

Title: A Pandora’s Box of Start-up Expertise
Date: 2010-04-28
Speaker: Tom Conrad (Pandora)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
You don’t have to be the person who kicks something off to have a really exciting experience.
Be careful who you’re dismissive of.
Wear your passions on your sleeve.
It is really important to be great at something. To really know what that one thing is and to really invest in it.
Look for opportunities to go deep.
Focus on a small number of things and be really, really great at them.
Focus, in all you do in startups, is incredibly important.
You are going to be constantly accumulating new information about your business.
Large companies aren’t going to be able to react as quickly as your young company will.
Be decisive.
People recognize a human voice. Try to be human.
Be humble.
Understand that you are there to serve your customers.
Put the customer at the center of everything you do.
A great way to stay focused within a vision is to find metrics that make your successes seem small.