SELLING YOUR COMPANY? THE 5 BIGGEST LEGAL MISTAKES

by Scott Edward Walker on April 16th, 2014

INTRODUCTION

I did a brief video a few years back addressing the five biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make doing deals generally (see above), which covered the following topics:

  • not diligencing the guys on the other side of the table (at 0:26)
  • not building a strong transaction team (at 1:11)
  • not running negotiations through the lawyers (at 2:10)
  • not checking your emotions at the door (at 2:49) and
  • blinking first (at 3:28) 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: March 24th – April 13th

by Scott Edward Walker on April 14th, 2014

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “You Gotta Be Hungry”

by Scott Edward Walker on April 11th, 2014

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, iterating on your business model or trying to raise funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

More Words of Wisdom from Steve Blank

by Scott Edward Walker on April 5th, 2014

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we again present startup guru Steve Blank, a highly-successful serial entrepreneur (with 30+ years of venture experience) and author of Four Steps to the Epiphany and co-author of The Startup Owners Manual.

In this brief clip (via the Stanford Graduate School of Business ), Steve shares a few nuggets for entrepreneurs.  My favorite quote: “[There are] two types of wisdom: acquiring pattern recognition skills and…learning how to encourage your own epiphanies. ”  I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

“You Just Have To Will That Sucker Into Existence”

by Scott Edward Walker on March 29th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to iterate on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: March 3rd – 23rd

by Scott Edward Walker on March 24th, 2014

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks.  Cheers, Scott

 

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More Words of Wisdom from Steve Jobs

by Scott Edward Walker on March 22nd, 2014

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a short video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics. This week, we again present Steve Jobs in this brief, powerful clip for entrepreneurs.  My favorite quote:  “If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.”  Cheers, Scott

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “This Is My Identity”

by Scott Edward Walker on March 15th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to iterate on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice (and yes – you definitely need to watch the entire movie).  Cheers, Scott

Words of Wisdom from Paul Graham

by Scott Edward Walker on March 12th, 2014

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To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Paul Graham, co-founder and former President of Y Combinator (and a brilliant entrepreneur and investor).

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“I Am Determined To Make the Impossible Possible” (via Kevin Durant)

by Scott Edward Walker on March 8th, 2014

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to iterate on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: February 10th – March 2nd

by Scott Edward Walker on March 2nd, 2014

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks (and a couple of blog-related tweets).  Cheers, Scott

 

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“Opportunity Looks A Lot Like Hard Work” (via Ashton Kutcher)

by Scott Edward Walker on March 1st, 2014

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Words of Wisdom from Ben Horowitz

by Scott Edward Walker on February 26th, 2014

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To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week (or two), we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz and a former entrepreneur.

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“Don’t Do It Unless It Comes Out of Your Soul Like a Rocket”

by Scott Edward Walker on February 23rd, 2014

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching your venture, trying to execute on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

 

“If It’s What You’re Meant To Do, Then You Will Not Give Up”

by Scott Edward Walker on February 16th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching your venture, trying to execute on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: January 19th – February 9th

by Scott Edward Walker on February 10th, 2014

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks.  Cheers, Scott

 

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“I’ve Been Knocked-Out A Lot – But I’m Going To Get Up” (Via P. Diddy)

by Scott Edward Walker on February 9th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching your venture, trying to execute on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

by Scott Edward Walker on February 1st, 2014

My law firm recently entered into a new partnership with This Week in Startups and sponsored their live fireside chat last month in San Francisco with authors Nick Bilton and Brad Stone.  Prior to the event, I conducted a legal workshop entitled “The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make,” which I have uploaded above.  If you would like to jump to different sections of the video, here’s how it breaks down:

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“When Has It Ever Been Easy?” (via Derrick Coleman)

by Scott Edward Walker on January 26th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching your venture, trying to execute on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: December 30th – January 18th

by Scott Edward Walker on January 20th, 2014

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “You Gotta Find Something Within”

by Scott Edward Walker on January 18th, 2014

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching your venture, trying to execute on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: December 9th – 29th

by Scott Edward Walker on December 29th, 2013

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks, the first four of which relate to questions on Quora.  Cheers, Scott

 

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“No Matter How Bad It Is or How Bad It Gets, I’m Going To Make It”

by Scott Edward Walker on December 28th, 2013

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching your venture, trying to execute on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Words of Wisdom from Kevin Rose

by Scott Edward Walker on December 20th, 2013

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To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Kevin Rose, a Partner at Google Ventures and a brilliant entrepreneur.

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“I Don’t Care What They See – I Know What I See”

by Scott Edward Walker on December 14th, 2013

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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

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