Innovation is the Only Way Out

Innovation is the Only Way Out

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 7 (2011-2012)

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Whats Inside?

Innovation is the only sustainable competitive advantage any company can have.

David Friedberg (The Climate Corporation)

Now is the best time in the history of the universe to start a company.

Phil Libin (Evernote)

Eliminate the word try from the vocabulary.

Brad Feld (Foundry Group)

We always want faster and cheaper.

Scott Summit (Bespoke)

Decisions must be documented and distributed to everyone.

Marten Mickos (Eucalyptus)

One of the most important things in starting a business is realizing the difference between customers and consumers.

Adam Lowry (Method)

You want to show the passion, the idea, and the vision. That is contagious.

Dana Mead (KPCB)

Measure more than just intelligence.

Jessica Mah (inDinero)

Carry the banner for creative chaos.

Deborah Hopkins (Citi)

Prototyping is actually the conversation you have with your ideas.

Alexander Osterwalder (Author)

We were talking about Moore's Law fifteen years ago. Now we're living it.

Ted Zoller (Kauffman Foundation)

If you don't focus you're not going to get anywhere.

Warren Packard (Thuuz)

You can think big or you can think small. It takes the same amount of energy.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (JOYUS)

Ultimately what makes you better is the people you talk to and interact with.

Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn)

People want to know you care before they care what you know.

Kristina Johnson (Enduring Energy)

Believe in yourself.

Sandra Kurtzig (Kenandy)

You only have your good name in life to leave as your legacy.

Jeff Church (Nika Water)

When opportunity knocks on the door you close your eyes, you take a deep breath, and you say yes.

Gale Anne Hurd (Valhalla Entertainment)

Small acts can have a big impact no matter how many resources we have.

Elizabeth Samara-Rubio (StorWatts)

Any time there is a lot of change there is a lot of opportunity.

Brian Murray (HarperCollins)

As an entrepreneur you've got to focus on the few things that matter.

Daniel Elk (Spotify)

When you have a good (marketing) line you repeat it over and over again. Somebody might be hearing it for the first time.

Adam Lashinsky (Author)

You don't become a great salesperson from reading a book.

Drew Houston (Dropbox)

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders". Read advice from 23 different lectures including leaders such as Phil Libin (Evernote), Brad Feld (Foundry Group), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Daniel Elk (Spotify), and Drew Houston (Dropbox).

"Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved."

Jeff Church

Nika Water

"Create the life you want to create. You'll be better at creating the products you want to create."

Brad Feld

Foundry Group

"No business plan survives first contact with customers."

Jessica Mah


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