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Entrepreneurial Proverbs

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 10-Mar-2006 13:20

From O'Reilly Radar, this is a great list of "Entrepreneurial Proverbs" and some explanations (via the Business Opportunities Weblog): - It’s good to be king - Losing sucks - Building to flip is building to flop - Prudence becomes procrastination - Momentum builds on itself - Jump when you are more excited than afraid - Pay attention to the idea that won’t leave you alone - If you keep your secrets from the market, the market will keep its secrets from you - Immediate yes is immediate no - Build what you know - Give people what they need, not what they say they need - Your ideas will get better the more you know about business - Three is fine; two, divine - Work only with people you like and believe in - Work with people who like and believe in you, just naturally - Great things are made by people who share a passion, not by those who have - been talked into one - Cool ideas are useless without great needs - Build the simplest thing possible - Solve problems, not potential problems - Test everything with real people - Start with nothing, and have nothing for as long as possible - - The best investor pitches are plainspoken - No means maybe and yes means maybe - For investors, the product is nothing - The best way to get investment is not to need it

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