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Mozilla for Entrepreneurs

Mozilla for Entrepreneurs

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Published by Pascal Finette
Lessons learned from one of the most unlikely Internet success stories.
Lessons learned from one of the most unlikely Internet success stories.

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Published by: Pascal Finette on Apr 04, 2012
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MOZILLA for ENTREPRENEURS

Lessons learned from one of the most unlikely web success stories *

* and some messed up personal experiences

A long time ago – in a galaxy far, far away

{ The Evil Dictator }

…young, fearless (good looking) protagonist fighting the good cause

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves…

Economy & Psychology → Got kicked out! ↓ Startup (Web) ↓ eBay ↓ M&A → Co-Founded Art Business ↓ Startup (Consultancy) ↓ Venture Capital → Entrepreneur Mentoring ↓ Mozilla Labs → Public Speaking / Research ↓ Mozilla Open Innovation Group → Consulting

* and a bunch of other stuff

The difference between being lucky and being smart is to be smart enough to know when you’re lucky.

* Bo Peabody – Lucky or Smart

Be a Pirate!

A little bit of history.

Act One

1994

1998

1998 – II

2001

State of Innovation

Act Two

2004

New York Times

Firefox 2

Act Three

Community

Record Breaking

500 Million Strong

Ours is a game of grassroots and the power of leverage…

Rules for Revolutionaries

ONE RULE

First and Second Rule

Superior Products
Matter

Without excellent experience & utility, the rest is meaningless

Communities are not Markets

Members are Citizens

THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM – THEY ARE US – WE ARE THEM

The best citizens challenge the status quo, propose improvements and make the conversation richer They don’t just make products better. They make them what they are.

Thin Ice

Your opponent is the

500-pound Gorilla

Pull him onto thin ice and let him

drown

Speed

You are fast. Use it to your advantage!

* And be quick – you will get slow(er)…

Fight Dirty

Don’t play by the rules. Create your own rules. Then go ahead and destroy them. There are no rules.

Eat the Bug

You can – so

DO IT!

Polarize on Purpose

You must, must, MUST be known for something. Otherwise you are know for nothing.

Relentless Focus & Boring Consistency

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister

Godspeed!

…don’t forget…

P @ MOZILLA.COM

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