One Perspective on Entrepreneurial Ventures
"The idea that you can institutionalize the creation of entrepreneurial ventures is absolute bunk. (Venture Capitalist Bill Unger about incubators)"
Be Willing to Change Course
"Entrepreneurs tend to believe, "I've got my idea, I'll go until I die." But I advise them to take seriously the questions about whether their [business] plan is irredeemably flawed and whether they need to change what they're doing. Be diligent about failing fast so that you don't spend five years doing something that's just going to fail."
Don't be a Perfectionist
"I frequently tell Internet entrepreneurs, "If you're not somewhat embarrassed by your 1.0 product launch, then you've released too late." There's value in launching early, getting engaged with customers, and learning from them. That can direct your progress."
One Attitude of Entrepreneurs in the World of Internet Startups
"I don't care if people think I'm a dumb, blond, or stupid, or an overage actress, or over the hill. I don't care because I'm gonna have a very successful Internet company, and I'm gonna have $100 million in the bank and I don't really give a **** what anybody thinks! (Melanie Griffith is the founder of MelanieGriffith.com)"
Find the Thing You Do Better than Everyone Else
"I think one way to become an entrepreneur is to find that one thing you are passionate about and realize that you can do it better than anyone else."