Cut the Lifeboats

Cut the Lifeboats

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 2 (2006-2007)

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Whats Inside?

Great opportunities are shaped not discovered.

Kathleen M. Eisenhardt (STVP)

You can't control what you can't measure.

Rick Wallace (KLA-Tencor)

Weed out the mercenaries and you're left with the missionaries.

Chris Larsen, Jim Breyer (Prosper)

Focus on quality rather than cost.

Joe McCracken (Genentech)

Creating one feature can have a profound effect on a franchise.

Nick Earl (EA)

The most important thing is avoiding boredom as boredom is much more terrifying than poverty.

Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)

Rely on your own common sense.

Scott Kriens (Juniper Networks)

In order to be global you have to be local.

Janice Roberts (Mayfield Fund)

Raise your level of awareness.

Tien Tzuo (

Stay focused. Don't do too many things at once.

Ron Bloom, Ray Lane (PodShow)

Value comes from being contrarian.

Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn)

Put your plan into action now.

Gregory Waldorf (eHarmony)

You have to free up time to create capacity to do what you want to do.

G. Steven Burrill (Burrill & Co.)

Learn to deal with uncertainty.

Tom Byers, Kavita Ramdas, Paul Yock, John Hennessy, Brook Byers, Jeff Koseff, Chip Blacker, KR Sridhar (eWeek Panel Discussion)

It is not only your ship. It is your planet.

William Perry (Former Sec. of Defense)

Honesty is your only currency.

Mark Jung (IGN)

The distance between success and failure is timing.

Shai Agassi (SAP AG)

Take risks and celebrate new ideas.

Carly Fiorina (Former CEO, HP)

Success is never final and failure is never fatal.

Jackie Speier, Deborah Stephens (Former St Senator)

You don't know where the best people are going to come from.

Andrew Frame, Warren Packard (Ooma)

Never give an excuse.

Steve Young, Stan Christensen (Former NFL Quarterback)

People are everything.

Mitchell Baker (Mozilla)

If you are around a bunch of jerks the odds are you're going to start acting like one.

Robert I. Sutton (Stanford)

Every entrepreneur is a social entrepreneur.

Carl J. Schramm (Kauffman Foundation)

It is never game over.

Tony Perkins (AlwaysOn Panel)

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders". Read advice given by leaders such as Reid Hoffman (Linked In), William Perry (Secretary of Defense), Carly Fiorina (HP), and Steve Young (49ers).

"Honesty is your only currency."

Mark Jung


"The choice to lead is everything."

Carly Fiorina

Former CEO, HP

"Life is short. Do it now."

Jackie Speier

U.S. Congress

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