Define Success

Define Success

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 6 (2010-2011)

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Whats Inside?

To get to be successful you have to be willing to fail.

Juan Andrés Fontaine (Chilean Government)

The path not often taken is more often the way you want to go.

Amit Chatterjee (Hara)

Don't hang around in a place you can't be happy.

Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig (KPCB, Chegg)

Whatever it is that you want to do--make it a part of your life.

Mark Suster (Serial Entrepreneur)

Be patient for growth. Don't be patient on profitability.

Thomas Prescott (Align Technology)

The best companies end up being extraordinarily capital efficient.

Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate Fund)

Good intentions don't work.

Diego Piacentini (Amazon)

Fight as if you're right. Listen as if you're wrong.

Bob Sutton (Stanford)

The power of stories is what makes people act.

Jennifer Aaker (Stanford GSB)

You don't need everyone. You need a few true allies.

Wendy Kopp (Teach for America)

Don't compromise.

Aaron Levie (

There is the real world and then there is Silicon Valley.

Brent Constantz (Calera)

Trust is hard to gain and easy to lose.

Susan Desmond-Hellmann (UCSF)

Expect the unexpected and whenever possible be the unexpected.

Jack Dorsey (Square)

Your best day is always in front of you.

Mark Forchette (OptiMedica)

You absolutely have to be so crazy in love with what you're doing.

Bill Gross (eSolar & Idealab)

You should be able to describe your product in two or three words.

Guy Kawasaki (Author)

Even if you're in a large organization you can be an entrepreneur.

Jennifer Morris (Conservation International)

We have the tools and the ability to change the world.

Barry Silbert (SecondMarket)

The last few feet make a difference. The last few inches make a whole lot of difference.

Ori Brafman (Author)

Money doesn't hold back the best ideas.

Richard Scheller (Genentech)

There is no excuse for you to not act now.

Geoffrey Moore (MDV)

You cannot learn to be an entrepreneur from a book, a blog, or a talk.

Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger (Instagram)

You need to have strong conviction.

Wences Casares, Meyer Malka (Bling Nation)

There has never been a better time to be an innovator.

Aneesh Chopra (US Office of Science & Tech)

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders". Read advice from 25 different lectures including leaders such as Jack Dorsey (Square), Aaron Levie (, and Mark Suster (Serial Entrepreneur).

"Just build it."

Amit Chatterjee


"Whatever it is that you want to do--make it a part of your life."

Mark Suster

Serial Entrepreneur

"Be world class at whatever you do."

Ann Miura-Ko

Floodgate Fund

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