Bala KamallakharanpostedWhat tools and methods do you use to reconcile differences of opinion, disagreements and conflicts? Here is a good tool to enable you to do that. It is the guiding philosophy of Rotary International. http://blog.startupiceland.com/2014/08/22/the-4-way-test/
Bala KamallakharanpostedIn life everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy and wrong vs doing what's lonely, difficult and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1000 fold - Ben Horowitz
Why do you want to do a Startup anyway? http://blog.startupiceland.com/2014/08/21/why-do-you-want-to-do-a-startup/
Bala KamallakharanpostedPeople problems are the leading causes of failure in startups. Listening to Founder's Dilemma a book by Noam Wasserman. What do you think? I can say based on my limited experience this is very much the case. http://blog.startupiceland.com/2014/08/18/founders-dilemma-a-book-review/
The updated version of No Vision all Drive happened because of a coincidence. I wrote the first edition ten years ago, just after I left my first startup. My purpose then was to preserve the memories of something that David Cohen and I had built together. Ali Berman at Techstars recently discovered it and ordered a bunch of copies, so I felt compelled to read it again, probably for the first time in a decade. I had no idea that I would be gripped by it, reading it in one sitting, captured both by the trip down memory lane as well as how much I realized I have learned since I wrote the book.
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Getting into an accelerator is increasingly difficult. While there has been a proliferation accelerators around the world, there has simultaneously been a dramatically increasing number of companies applying to accelerators. In my world, supply and demand never balances out, so if you are on the application side of this equation, it’s important to do everything you can …
SandyGrasonpostedLove this: "For centuries, the myth of the lone genius has towered over us, its shadow obscuring the way creative work really gets done. The attempts to pick apart the Lennon-McCartney partnership reveal just how misleading that myth can be, because John and Paul were so obviously more creative as a pair than as individuals, even if at times they appeared to work in opposition to each other." http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/06/the-power-of-two/372289/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
SandyGrasonpostedI love this article by our upcoming author Rajesh Setty about the story gap between your true potential and your potential as perceived by your core group: http://www.rajeshsetty.com/2014/02/22/why-many-smart-people-dont-get-the-support-they-deserve/