In 2008, I pointed to advice from a lot of people. It’s all good stuff, and mostly related to marketing with a little bit more on the entrepreneurial side. The sources of the advice range from Gary Vaynerchuk to Gene Simmons. Enjoy.
A few favorite quotes from Gary’s talk:
- PP – patience and passion
- We are going through a gold rush of branding
- Legacy is better than currency
- Work 9-6, get home, kiss the dog and go to town (on where do you find the time to build something if you have a day job
Q (from Business Week): One of the things that distinguishes most entrepreneurs is their ability to fail and pick themselves up and try again—has that been your experience?
A (Gene Simmons from KISS): I fail all of the time. It means nothing.
Quiet on the set. Close the door. Put your phone on vibrate or better yet leave it in another room. I used my laptop’s built in microphone which was a little fuzzy sounding so I just bought a Logitech USB mic for next time.
Turn on the lights so you don’t look like you’re in the witness protection program. A natural full spectrum light makes a big difference.
Just the facts. Investors want to know: Who are you? What’s the problem? The market opportunity? What’s unique? What do you need (capital, partners. etc.)? 2 minutes max.