“Angel: How to invest in technology startups — timeless advice from an angel investor who turned $100,000 into $100,000,000” by Jason Calacanis “The world has trillions of dollars sitting in bonds, cash, stocks, and real estate, which is all really ‘dead money.’ It sits there and grows slowly and safely, taking no risk and not […]Read more "Book: Angel"
“The Power of Starting Something Stupid” by Richie Norton. Below are my notes: “Here are some ways the New Smart shows up in our lives: • The New Smart is highly creative. • The New Smart is counterintuitive. • The New Smart is innovative. • The New Smart is beyond our comfort zone. • The […]Read more "Book: The Power of Starting Something Stupid"
“People Over Profit: Break The System. Live With Purpose. Be More Successful.” by Dale Partridge. I bought this book for its high rating on Amazon. With recent news about the company’s workplace culture, this book can offer a few tips of improvement. Here are my notes: “Cell-phone and satellite-dish companies force multi-year contracts on their […]Read more "Book: People over Profit"
“From Inspiration to Implementation” by Dr. Tina Seelig I listened to this talk last October and finally revisited this again to take some notes. This talk contains a lot of further explanations and stories that illustrate these points. Watch it if you want to dive in deeper. “Imagination, I define, very simply, is the ability to envision things […]Read more "Talk: From Inspiration to Implementation"
“Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” Arthurs went in detail explaining why this is a difficult question to answer. See the next quote “Most answers to the contrarian question are different ways of […]Read more "Book: “Zero to One”"
Ron Conway from SV Angel How do you tell you are driven enough? Are you willing to work 24/7. The company is the first in line. Once you are willing to make this commitment, then the work ethic will be a non-issue. Good qualities of an entrepreneur: Good communicator Have to be able to excite […]Read more "Startup School 2014"
I attended a talk by Kirsten Saenz Tobey, co-founder and COO of Revolution Foods. She made the following recommendations to aspiring entrepreneurs: Be agile Be careful about team you build. i.e. hire slow and fire fast Wear comfortable shoes. i.e. take care of you selfRead more "Recommendations from an entrepreneur"