Do What Makes Your Soul Sing

Do What Makes Your Soul Sing

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 8 (2012-2013)

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Whats Inside?

Nothing is more important than product.

Ge Wang, Jeff Smith (Smule)

Choose whatever version of reality that puts you in the most useful mental state.

Olivia Fox Cabane (Author)

Be able to recognize and support your own weaknesses.

Geoff Yang (Redpoint Ventures)

Writing and communicating is tremendously valuable.

Steve Garrity, Roelof Botha, Kit Rodgers, Divya Nag, Heidi Roizen, Chuck Eesley, William Miller (Stanford)

Don't underestimate the uncertainties.

Noam Wasserman (HBS)

Identify the one thing that matters and make it as great as possible.

Jess Lee, Peter Fenton (Polyvore)

Figure out what your passion is and pursue it with a vengeance.

Melinda Gates (Gates Foundation)

Network. Network. Network. Let people get to know you.

Sue Siegel (GE)

Entrepreneurship can take place anywhere, by anyone, in any subject matter.

Hank Wuh (Skai Ventures)

Reach for the fences.

Steven McCormick (Moore Foundation)

The job of a leader is to create other leaders.

John Lilly (Greylock)

When you go after something make sure you go after something very big.

Tim Draper (DFJ)

Lean startup doesn't mean cheap. It means being capital efficient in the early years while you fine tune.

Cindy Padnos, Thomas J. Kosnik (Illuminate Ventures)

Have long-term time horizons.

Stephen Cohen (Palantir)

Develop a healthy disrespect for seemingly impossible tasks. Nothing is too big.

Dan Berkenstock, Julian Mann, John Fenwick, Ching-Yu Hu (Skybox Imaging)

If you can make other people successful you can make the world a better place.

Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly)

You should never let a crisis go to waste.

Nassim Taleb (Author)

People have to come first.

Monica Lam (Stanford)

Time is more valuable than money.

Akshay Kothari, Ankit Gupta (Pulse)

You have to own your own success.

Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture)

Problems are just opportunities.

Justin Rosenstein (Asana)

Pay it forward.

Chris Redlitz, Beverly Parenti, Heracio Harts (The Last Mile)

Culture is the behaviors you reward and punish.

Jocelyn Goldfein, Tina Seelig (Facebook)

Always have two options. Never make a decision with one option.

Ferdinando Buscema (Magic Experience Designer)

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders". Read advice from 24 different lectures including leaders such as Tim Draper (DFJ), Stephen Cohen (Palantir), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly), and Nassim Taleb (Author).

"You've got to be authentically you."

Sue Siegel


"The worst thing is never taking a chance in the first place."

Hank Wuh

Skai Ventures

"A-quality people hire other A-quality people and B-quality people hire C-quality people."

Cindy Padnos

Illuminate Ventures

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