Learn by Doing

Learn by Doing

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 10 (2014-2015)

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Whats Inside?

Complacency is death. Be in pursuit of relentless evolution.

Kevin Hartz, Julia Hartz (Eventbrite)

Spend zero time in jobs you're qualified for.

Liz Wiseman (Author)

Knowledge is a toolbox for your imagination.

Tina Seelig (Stanford University)

Surround yourself with a team that augments your weaknesses.

Matt Rogers (Nest)

Make a product so easy to use that the customer can see the value without the help of a salesperson.

Lewis Cirne (New Relic)

Human potential is everywhere.

Jennifer Carolan (New Schools Venture Fund)

You can always make more money. You can never make more time.

Tina Wells (Buzz Marketing Group)

It is easier to teach the innovator how to be a CEO than to teach a CEO how to be an innovator.

Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz)

Solutions can come from anywhere.

Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America)

So often the limits on opportunity are the limits we put on ourselves.

Shah Selbe (National Geographic Society)

Have a diverse group--people with different points of view.

Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects)

It is always important that you keep investing in the future. It is what keeps you ahead of the game.

Alon Cohen (Houzz)

It is very rare that a startup gets beat by a larger company. Mostly they get beat by some other startup down the street who is smarter than they are.

Kathryn Gould (Foundation Capital)

Vision is what you are not willing to change.

John Collison (Stripe)

Solve a problem that you can imagine spending the rest of your life working on.

Joshua Reeves (ZenPayroll)

You have to be data driven.

Laurene Powell Jobs (Emerson Collective)

The best thing to do is what is right for the mission.

Sean George (Invitae)

Look for people that won't endure the journey--look for people that will enjoy the journey.

Ron Gutman (HealthTap)

You respect a company more when you are outside and competing against it than when you are inside of it.

Kyle Forster (Big Switch Networks)

Rules let you scale.

Kathleen Eisenhardt (Stanford University)

The more stupid you feel asking questions the more you need to ask that question immediately.

Mike Rothenberg (Rothenberg Ventures)

Entrepreneurship is solving problems profitably.

Chinedu Echeruo (Constant Capital Partners)

Be different.

William Marshall (Planet Labs)

Part of the drive that wills you to start things will never let you be satisfied.

Susan Koger (ModCloth)

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders". Read advice from 24 different lectures including leaders such as Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz), John Collison (Stripe), and Joshua Reeves (ZenPayroll).

"All that matters is the way that you spend your time."

Joshua Reeves


"It is possible to build positivity into your life by just being conscious of it."

Ron Gutman


"Learn by doing."

Kevin Hartz, Julia Hartz


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