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Lessons from Both Sides of the Table. How not to Fuck Up the First Time Like I Did. Mark Suster NextGen Conference, January 2011 @ msuster. Me. Software development at Andersen Consulting BuildOnline, CEO in London at 31 (sold to public company) Koral, CEO in Palo Alto

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    1. Lessons from Both Sides of the Table How not to Fuck Up the First Time Like I Did Mark Suster NextGen Conference, January 2011 @msuster

    2. Me • Software development at Andersen Consulting • BuildOnline, CEO in London at 31 • (sold to public company) • Koral, CEO in Palo Alto • (sold to Salesforce.com) • VC in Los Angeles

    3. The Stupid Mistakes I Made the First Time(but not the second time!) ** there were no blogs, no instruction manuals ;-)

    4. I Didn’t Start Young Enough

    5. JFDI

    6. I Wasn’t Passionate About My Idea

    7. I Raised Too Much Money

    8. I Had Too Many Cofounders

    9. I Pushed PR Before Our Product Was Ready

    10. I Launched Too Many Products & Overspec’d

    11. I Internationalized Too Early

    12. My Team Was Too Much Like Me

    13. I Hired Too Senior of a Team

    14. I Attended Too Many Conferences

    15. I Didn’t Flip Burgers

    16. I Charged Too Much

    17. I Became a Prostitute for Revenue

    18. I Never Thought About Selling the Company

    19. I Stayed Too Long

    20. Take Aways 1. Don’t be afraid to try when you’re young & unencumbered 2. Find a topic you’re passionate about 3. Start lean

    21. Take Aways (cont.) 1. Flip burgers 2. Don’t be a ho 3. Focus on your customers – nothing else matters

    22. </end> Mark Suster NextGen Conference, January 2011 @msuster ; BothSidesoftheTable.com