Startup Guide

2013 Edition

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Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly
CEO of Connect.com
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networks people WHO YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH IS WHO YOU BECOME STARTUPGUIDE.COM 127 .

networks people SURROUND YOURSELF ONLY WITH SMART.COM 128 . COMPETENT & POSITIVE PEOPLE STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 129 .networks QUOTE ANDREW CARNEGIE’s EPITAPH SAYS “Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who WERE CLEVERER THAN HIMSELF” STARTUPGUIDE.

networks Selecting friends YOUR FRIENDS DETERMINE WHO YOU BECOME STARTUPGUIDE.COM 130 .

COM 131 .networks Selecting friends DON’T BE AFRAID TO UPGRADE YOUR FRIEND CIRCLE STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 132 .networks Be intentional DON’T LET CHANCE DETERMINE WHO’S IN YOUR LIFE YOU DETERMINE WHO’S IN YOUR LIFE STARTUPGUIDE.

networks Selecting friends ONLY HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE •  SMART •  POSITIVE & •  COMPASSIONATE STARTUPGUIDE.COM LIFE IS TOo SHORT TO KEEP NEGATIVE INFLUENCES IN IT 133 .

COM 134 .networks The key to achieving your dreams IT MIGHT TAKE 5 years to completely CHANGE UP THE PEOPLE SURROUNDING YOU BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 135 .networks people IF YOU Don’T LIVE IN An INTELLECTUAL CENTER CONSIDER A MOVE STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 136 .networks Exercise: your inner circle LIST YOUR TOP 30 FRIENDS THEN CIRCLE THE PEOPLE You still want to be on THAT LIST IN A YEAR AND FOCUS YOUR TIME ON THOSE You've CIRCLED STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 137 .networks To avoid mediocrity TO AVOID BEING MEDIOCRE YOU MUST SEEK OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT MEDIOCRE AND SPEND TIME WITH THEM STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 138 .networks Your educational network YOUR UNDERGRAD & GRADUATE SCHOOLS ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT NETWORKS SO PREPARE WELL AND… GO TO THE ABSOLUTE BEST SCHOOLS YOU CAN GET INTO WHILE AVOIDING GETTING INTO MOUNTAINS OF DEBT STARTUPGUIDE.

COM •  Penn •  Columbia •  Yale •  oxford 139 .networks Your educational network ATTEND OnE OF THESE SCHOOLS FOR UNDERGRAD OR GRAD SCHOOL OR TAKE AN EXEC ED PROGRAM THERE TO ACCESS THE NETWORK •  Harvard •  Stanford •  MIT •  Cambridge STARTUPGUIDE.

SKILLSHARE. SOPHIA. OPENCOURSEWARE.oRG. ITUNES U. CODE ACADEMY STARTUPGUIDE. KHAN ACADEMY.COM 140 .networks Your educational network KNOWLEDGE IS CRITICAL SO IF YOU CANNOT GET INTO OR AFFORD THE BEST SCHOOLS THEN STILL TAKE THE BEST COURSES FREE VIA COURSERA ALSO SEE: Edx.

networks Your work network YOUR COMPANY IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT NETWORK SO CHOOSE who you work with VERY CAREFULLY OR BUILD YOUR OWN COMPANY STARTUPGUIDE.COM 141 .

networks Your work network WHY DO PEOPLE SPEND 832 WEEKS IN SCHOOL THEN SPEND <4 WeEKs ATTEMPTING TO GET A JOB BY BLIND RESUME BLASTING? STARTUPGUIDE.COM 142 .

networks What change will you work toward? IF YOU DON’T LIKE YOUR JOB FIND AN ORGANIZATION WITH A MISSION YOU’rE PASSIONATE ABOUT AND DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET IN THERE STARTUPGUIDE.COM 143 .

COM 144 .networks Your work network ONLY GO TO WORK FOR A COMPANY IF YOU DEEPLY BELIEVE IN THE CHANGE THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE IN THE WORLD STARTUPGUIDE.

get a mentor NEVER TAKE A JOB UNLESS YOU’ll BE WORKING FOR SOMEONE YOU WILL LEARN LOTS FROM STARTUPGUIDE.COM 145 OF HIGH INTEGRITY WHO .networks Don’t get a job.

networks The key networks to look into HERE ARE SOME NETWORKS PASSIONATE YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD GET INVOLVED WITH STARTUPGUIDE.COM 146 .

COM 147 .networks The key networks to look into Ashoka fellows ASPEN INSTITUTE FELLOWS EMPACT 100 ENTREPRENEURS’ ORGANIZATION STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 148 .networks The key networks to look into FORTUNE BRAINSTORM INC 500 KAIROS SOCIETY NEXUS YOUTH SUMMIT STARTUPGUIDE.

networks The key networks to look into RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SANDBOX SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY STARTUPGUIDE.COM 149 .

networks The key networks to look into SKOLL WORLD FORUM SOCIAL CAPITAL MARKETS SOCIAL VENTURE NETWORK STARTUPGUIDE.COM 150 .

COM 151 .networks The key networks to look into STARTINGBLOC SUMMIT SERIES TECH STARS STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 152 .networks The key networks to look into The hub Ted UNREASONABLE INSTITUTE WEF YounG GLOBAL LEADERS STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 153 .networks The key networks to look into WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS Y COMBINATOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR COUNCIL YOUNG PRESIDENTs’ ORGANIZATION STARTUPGUIDE.

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Startup Guide 2013 Edition The SHARE FREELY Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly CEO of Connect.com More slides at www.startupguide.com .