Start-Up Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A concise guide to making more interesting mistakes than we did… by Reiner Bohlen by
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Start-Up Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A concise guide to making more interesting mistakes than we did… by Reiner Bohlen
Rule #1: No, it’s not “never get involved in a land war in Asia”, although that's a good rule, per Vizzini. Nor is Rule #1 “Cardio”, although as Columbus will attest, that's also a good rule.
Rule #1 is: “Create a business plan that can weather The Great Recession”. It probably won’t happen, but if it does, you’ll be ready. And if it doesn’t, you’ll be stronger than the competition. Rules #2 - #N flow from and expand on Rule #1…
Rule #2: “Plan C isn’t enough.”
Rule #3: “Adapt like your business life depends on it. It does!”
Rule #4: “Prepare for quantum growth.”
Rule #5: ...
Founder, Solstice Bars. Created and marketed three lines of premium snack bars sold in over 100 stores nationwide in grocery stores, natural food stores, health clubs, boutiques, and spas.
Product Manager with 15 years of experience managing and leading multi-functional teams in domains as diverse as environmental databases, institutional equity risk management, and specialty food.
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