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Impact Will Keep You Motivated

Title: Impact Will Keep You Motivated
Date: 2015-04-15
Speaker: Ron Gutman (HealthTap)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Look for people that won't endure the journey--look for people that will enjoy the journey.It is all about the mission.
Waking up in the morning knowing you’re doing something meaningful gives you amazing amounts of energy.
The one thing that never gets old is a mission.
Look for people that won’t endure the journey–look for people that will enjoy the journey.
Try to bring the people that you wouldn’t mind getting in trouble with.
You want to make sure that the people you are with are compatible with you when things are not going that great.
(The mission) is the glue that keeps it all together.
Keeping the values, and not just writing them, is something that will help you keep it all together.
Helping other is better than anything else.
Think big. Think strategy.
In order to make better products you need to keep iterating on them all the time. Start simple and then iterate and iterate. Listen to users.
Don’t be afraid to launch products very quickly.
Test small. Don’t test big.
Don’t wait many months and years to build big things because you are going to be too late.
Smiling has amazing power.
It is possible to build positivity into your life by just being conscious of it.
Live the moment.
Deciding to remain positive is very important when you are trying to conquer these kinds of challenges.
Really think about how to hire the best person in the world for the job you that have at hand.
The most important challenge as an entrepreneur is really finding the most amazing person for every position in the company.
Create an environment where failure doesn’t exist–learning does.

Experience is Your Reward

Title: Experience is Your Reward
Date: 2015-04-08
Speaker: Sean George (Invitae)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
The best thing to do is what is right for the mission.One reason to go do something that is big and disruptive is that it is so incredibly difficult to do. If you’re going to spend all that time then you might as well do something that is big and important.
Do something if you can’t stop thinking about it.
You will have your highs and your lows.
You cannot put enough energy into your team.
The best thing to do is what is right for the mission.
The people that are going to move the company through the next phases are going to be different people than the people you started the company with.
(As you grow) the culture you build from day one gets challenged consistently.
You’re going to have a lot of downs with your ups.
For all of the chances of failure–you gotta have it mean something.
Workforces are getting distributed.