Arrogance and inexperience are charming, even useful, in a poet, but not such much in an entrepreneur.
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There is too much focus on “making great time” outside of the critical context of the overall outcome being sought. Simply put: frequently failure is not due to a lack of effort, but instead to a lack of focused, cohesive effort.
The ability to identify a customer problem that is truly worth solving. The ability to connect in a meaningful way with the type of customers that you seek to serve. And the art of purposeful, relevant storytelling.
Intelligently garnering and utilizing resources. Focused attention to ongoing business model refinement and cash flow management. And a true appreciation of the value of equity, and the need to reward shareholders.
Fulfilling on the promises and commitments made through Marketing to all customers. The ability to strengthen these customer relationships through professional, consistent delivery of products, services, and support.