Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley author, speaker, investor and business advisor; Chief Evangelist in Apple Inc.; ACIUS; Fog City Software and Co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures, gave an address to a group of UC Berkley Haas Business School students.
In this humorous, but candid talk, Kawasaki spoke about the top 10 mistakes entrepreneurs make. Actually, he covered 11 key points and he stated that “It is better to under promise and over deliver.”
In summary, the “Top 10 Mistakes include:
- Multiplying big numbers by 1%.
- Scaling too soon.
- Pitching instead of prototyping.
- Using too many slides with too small a font.
- Doing things serially rather than simultaneously.
- Believing 51% = control.
- Believing patents = defensibility.
- Hiring in your own image.
- Befriending your VC.
- Thinking that your VC will truly add value.
Kawasaki also shares useful insights on each point and why he believes these are mistakes.
Original Source: Guy Kawasaki, (Silicon Valley author, speaker, investor and business advisor; Chief Evangelist in Apple Inc.; ACIUS; Fog City Software; Co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures) talks about the top 10 mistakes entrepreneurs make. UC Berkeley-Haas YouTube Channel