We Can All Change the World

We Can All Change the World

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 9 (2013-2014)

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Whats Inside?

Choose a problem that is really worthy of you and several years of your life.

Matthew Rabinowitz (Natera)

Leaders need to be community builders.

Padmasree Warrior (Cisco)

There is a big difference between a feature, a product, and a company.

Cyriac Roeding (Shopkick)

Always challenge your assumptions.

Steve Teig (Tabula)

A changemaker is the most powerful thing you can be.

Bill Drayton (Ashoka)

Be solution agnostic. Always look for the right solution for the community.

Scott Harrison (charity:water)

There is always something that should be scaring the crap out of you.

Mike Olson, Ping Li (Cloudera)

Get comfortable with uncomfortable.

Sharon Vosmek (Astia)

As an entrepreneur you're always selling.

Halle Tecco (Rock Health)

When you are doing product development you need as tight a use case as possible.

Dave McClure (500 Startups)

Building a company is very different than starting a company.

William Hsu (MuckerLab)

Get out of the building.

Gurjeet Singh, Gunnar Carlsson, Ann Miura-Ko (Ayasdi)

Live a mindset. Don't just talk about it.

Bob Sutton (Stanford)

Be flexible and willing to take risks.

Cameron Strang, Nate Ruess (Warner Bros. Records)

The status quo is not risk free.

Hemant Shah (RMS)

Have humble confidence.

Cameron Teitelman, Joseph Huang, Milt McColl, Smita Saxena (StartX)

You spend a third of your life learning, a third of your life earning, and a third of your life returning.

Tristan Walker (Walker and Company)

Play the long game.

Sal Khan (Khan Academy)

Learn and think. Both are important.

Morris Chang (TSMC)

Managing is a creative act.

Ed Catmull (Disney/Pixar)

Stability is the friend of the status quo. Chaos is the friend of the entrepreneur.

Linda Rottenberg (Endeavor)

Having a distribution strategy that is cost effective and can scale is harder than it looks.

Geoff Donaker (Yelp)

Create a network around you of mentors and collaborators.

Leah Busque (TaskRabbit)

The most important thing you have in your life is your time. You can't make more of it. You're going to run out.

Heidi Roizen (Draper Fisher Jurvetson)

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders". Read advice from 24 different lectures including leaders such as Sal Khan (Khan Academy), Dave McClure (500 Startups), and Scott Harrison (charity: water).

"This is a time of profound ability to have an impact."

Sharon Vosmek


"Fun is mission number one."

Dave McClure

500 Startups

"Take any opportunity to accumulate knowledge."

William Hsu


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