Optimal Traits and Sustainable Advantages

Title: Optimal Traits and Sustainable Advantages
Date: 2014-10-01
Speaker: Kevin Hartz, Julia Hartz (Eventbrite)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Complacency is death. Be in pursuit of relentless evolution.What kind of industry can you disrupt with technology?
It isn’t about disrupting it is about democratizing.
The advent of technology will make it easier for people to gather offline.
Learn by doing.
Just start building.
Capital is always there when you don’t need it. When you desperately need it it isn’t available.
Focus on being customer centric in the early years.
There is a huge opportunity to bring on talent that is way more brilliant than yourselves, in more ways than you could possible imagine to focus on, in the beginning.
Understanding where you can access talent is extremely important.
E-commerce was defined by bad customer service, high fees, and little to no innovation.
Have healthy paranoia.
Things can shift quite rapidly in our world.
You should always be expecting the worst.
Think about how you can continue to increase your efficiency.
Complacency is death. Be in pursuit of relentless evolution.
Any founder has a little bit of crazy.
It is how you treat people and how you make them feel that makes all of the difference in the world.
When you’re a co-founding team of three you shouldn’t be overlapping. Hopefully you have complementary skills.
It is important to have clearly defined roles in leadership.
Culture keeps you centered. It should be a centering force for you and your team.