Words of Wisdom from Tim Draper

by Scott Edward Walker on July 19th, 2014

tim draper

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Walker Twitter Highlights: June 16th – July 15th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 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 four weeks.  Cheers, Scott

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“If You Fail, It Is Not Important. We Have To Try.”

by Scott Edward Walker on July 12th, 2014

Last night, I watched the documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” on Google Play, which is the story of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s relentless pursuit to make the greatest movie of all time.  In the end, he failed — just like many entrepreneurs fail.  But what he learned and created in the process was a grand success and indeed an inspiration.  I love his plea at the end of the documentary:  “Have the greatest ambition possible. You want to be immortal? Fight to be immortal.  Do it! . . .  If you fail, it is not important. We have to try.”  Amen.

 

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “You Have a Choice”

by Scott Edward Walker on July 6th, 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

More Words of Wisdom from Peter Thiel

by Scott Edward Walker on July 1st, 2014

Peter Thiel - DLD

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“Do You Really Want To Succeed?”

by Scott Edward Walker on June 21st, 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 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: May 26th – June 15th

by Scott Edward Walker on June 16th, 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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“You Might as Well Take a Chance on Doing What You Love”

by Scott Edward Walker on June 15th, 2014

Welcome to our 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 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

Words of Wisdom From Larry Page

by Scott Edward Walker on June 14th, 2014

Larry Page v2

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “What If We Built Our Own Company?”

by Scott Edward Walker on June 7th, 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 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

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “If You’re Not Making Mistakes, You’re Going Too Slow”

by Scott Edward Walker on June 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 your 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

Words of Wisdom from Mark Cuban

by Scott Edward Walker on May 31st, 2014

Mark Cuban

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Walker Twitter Highlights: May 5th – 25th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 26th, 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; interestingly, the top three relate to Quora.  Cheers, Scott

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“If You Want It To Happen, Rise and Grind”

by Scott Edward Walker on May 24th, 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

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: Seven Samurai

by Scott Edward Walker on May 17th, 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 iterate on your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  This week, I’m sharing this movie trailer for Seven Samurai (thanks to Uncle Jason), which hopefully will get your grit and mental toughness juiced-up.  Cheers, Scott

More Words of Wisdom from Steve Blank

by Scott Edward Walker on May 10th, 2014

steve blank

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.

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“Walker Twitter Highlights: April 14th – May 4th”

by Scott Edward Walker on May 5th, 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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“You Want Something, Go Get It. Period.”

by Scott Edward Walker on April 27th, 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 post a short 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 iterate on your business model or trying to raising 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 Jeff Bezos

by Scott Edward Walker on April 26th, 2014

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we share a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics. This week we again present Jeff Bezos with a few words of wisdom for entrepreneurs. My favorite quote: “You need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood.” I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “But In Reality, It’s All Up to You”

by Scott Edward Walker on April 19th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short 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 iterate 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

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