Title: Blue is Where You Should Be
Speaker: Mike Rothenberg (Rothenberg Ventures)
Entrepreneurship is an incredibly exciting place to apply pattern recognition and problem solving because those are unsolvable problems.
Everybody is more complicated (than a resume).
What you have to decide is what are your values? Are they good for you and are they really what you should be pursuing?
Be relentlessly open to feedback.
The first time you ask someone for feedback, even if it someone you really trust, they will tiptoe.
The more stupid you feel asking questions the more you need to ask that question immediately.
Great founders are amazing at getting support.
Entrepreneurship is getting support outside of things that you can control.
You can observe who are good entrepreneurs by observing who they are building relationships with.
The network is the only thing that matters in seed.
Everyone in a network must benefit from it.
Some of the first choices you make matter a lot.
To engage a community you actually have to do things that people care about and you have to do it on a regular basis.
Everyone is rational. Everyone is an incentive creature. If you think someone is acting irrationally then you don’t understand them.
You know awesome when you see it.
Philanthropy is really awesome.
Execution is vastly more important than ideas.