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Inside the Mind of a Startup Entrepreneur
Startups are fast paced, small, and ever-morphing. And, they're almost always built around the idea of one or two founders.
Transactional leaders excel in well established businesses where they work within a pre-established system. When they go to lunch, they complain about the management.
Transformational leaders shift the paradigm. They are often startup founders and entrepreneurs. In this case, the founders are the management...
Founders must deal with:
As a lot, founders play by their own rules...
Many founders are hypomanic and fanatically believe in their own idea.
Hypomanic behavior involves
When the going gets rough, many founders can do it all...
What a founder should be able to do:
Startup founder quotes:
"I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one." Bill Gates, co-founder, Microsoft
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the unsuccessful ones is pure perseverance." Steve Jobs, co-founder, Apple
"You jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down." Reid Hoffman, Founder, LinkedIn
"Think big. Start Small. Iterate quickly." Slava Rubin, founder, Indiegogo
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not making decisions." Catherine Cook, Founder, MeetMe
"I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded." Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook
"You may think using Google is great, but I still think it's horrible." Larry Page, co-founder, Google
But as many founders know, that's often not enough.
Inspiration-> Concept -> Prototype
Beta Launch-> feedback -> public launch