Title: Adventures in Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Heidi Roizen (Draper Fisher Jurvetson)
Customers want to meet with the highest ranking person they can.
If you’re not doing something hard you’re wasting your time.
The greatest feelings you have are when you get through hard things.
Trust your gut.
The most important thing you’re going to do as an entrepreneur is pick your team.
The vast majority of entrepreneurs succeed or die by the quality of the team.
If you want to be the smartest person in the room about everything you’re going to build a crummy team.
The art of negotiation is finding the maximum intersection of mutual need.
Life isn’t a zero-sum game.
You are a sum total of your transactions because those form relationships.
Life is really, really random.
Expect that life is going to be messy.
95% of your stress is self-inflicted.
Nothing ever all goes perfectly.
It is not how many times you fall down–it is how many times you get back up.
If you fall down and stay down you will stay down for the rest of your life.
Figure out how to pick up and move on.
Other people have made it through and you’re going to make it through too.
Not all random is bad.
Sometimes bad things can be good.
You can’t sit in your office and wait for someone to bring you an answer.
You have to be your own advocate. When you make mistakes don’t worry about it because nobody is thinking about you as hard as you’re thinking about yourself.
Innovation and creativity can happen anywhere around the product.
The most important thing you have in your life is your time. You can’t make more of it. You’re going to run out.
We live our lives in a serial fashion.
The meaning of life is meaningful work and meaningful relationships.