Posts Tagged ‘Steve Jobs’

“If You’re Afraid of Failing You Won’t Get Very Far” (via Steve Jobs)

by Scott Edward Walker on July 20th, 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 a 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: May 20th – June 2nd

by Scott Edward Walker on June 3rd, 2013

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: January 14th – 27th

by Scott Edward Walker on January 28th, 2013

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a few blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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More Words of Wisdom from Steve Jobs

by Scott Edward Walker on January 23rd, 2013

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.  I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: David Kelly

by Scott Edward Walker on January 10th, 2013

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 David Kelly, the Chairman and Co-founder of IDEO, the Donald W. Whittier Professor at Stanford University, a long-time friend and colleague of Steve Jobs, and a creative genius.

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Top Ten Posts in 2012

by Scott Edward Walker on January 1st, 2013

Happy New Year!  Below is a list of my top ten posts in 2012 based on pageviews.  You should also check out “Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012,” a solid compilation by Tom Eisenmann, Professor at the Harvard Business School, of the best startup posts in 2012 (including my posts below addressing convertible notes).  Cheers, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: October 2nd – 14th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 15th, 2012

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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More Words of Wisdom from Steve Jobs

by Scott Edward Walker on October 11th, 2012

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Walker Twitter Highlights: September 3rd – 9th

by Scott Edward Walker on September 10th, 2012

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a few blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Jobs

by Scott Edward Walker on September 5th, 2012

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Walker Twitter Highlights: July 16th – 22nd

by Scott Edward Walker on July 23rd, 2012

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a few blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Tim Cook

by Scott Edward Walker on May 30th, 2012

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 Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple and an extraordinary leader.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: February 20th – 26th

by Scott Edward Walker on February 26th, 2012

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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“You’ve Got To Find What You Love” (via Steve Jobs)

by Scott Edward Walker on February 24th, 2012

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

Walker Twitter Highlights: December 5th – 18th

by Scott Edward Walker on December 19th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a few blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Jobs

by Scott Edward Walker on December 9th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “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 Steve Jobs, arguably the greatest entrepreneur who ever lived.  Indeed, I just finished reading his biography by Walter Isaacson (which I highly recommend for all entrepreneurs), and I found this old video to share with you.  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott

 

Walker Twitter Highlights: October 30st – November 6th

by Scott Edward Walker on November 7th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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“If You Don’t Love It, You’re Going to Fail” (via Steve Jobs)

by Scott Edward Walker on October 21st, 2011

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 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

Walker Twitter Highlights: September 26th – October 9th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 10th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a few blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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A Tribute to Steve Jobs (via Steve Wozniak)

by Scott Edward Walker on October 6th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends:  We mourn the passing of Steve Jobs by sharing this brief video of Steve Wozniak (his good friend and Apple co-founder). Naturally, the video doesn’t work with IE. (more…)

Walker Twitter Highlights: August 22nd – 28th

by Scott Edward Walker on August 29th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “Think Different” (A Tribute to Steve Jobs)

by Scott Edward Walker on August 24th, 2011

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 a venture, trying to execute your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  This video is a tribute to Steve Jobs, who resigned today as CEO of Apple.  As I have previously noted, Steve is indeed one of the greatest entrepreneurs who ever lived.  A toast to Steve!  Cheers, Scott

 

Walker Twitter Highlights: March 28th – April 3rd

by Scott Edward Walker on April 4th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  If you missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Thanks, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Jobs

by Scott Edward Walker on March 30th, 2011

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 to help entrepreneurs.

This week we present Steve Jobs, obviously one of the greatest entrepreneurs who ever lived.  In this amazing, inspirational speech (his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address, which we previously posted), Steve discusses “three stories of [his] life,” with the following important takeaways:

  • You have to “follow your heart” and trust and embrace the path that you are taking (“amor fati” – to use Nietzsche’s phrase).  Indeed, you must understand, with full conviction, that “you cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.”
  • “You’ve got to find what you love…. The only way to do great work is to love what you do…. Keep looking; don’t settle.”
  • “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way…to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose….There is no reason not to follow your heart….Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
  • “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

By the way, I’m sure many of you have already seen this video.  My advice: watch it again (and again).  Cheers, Scott

 

 

What Makes a Great Entrepreneur?

by Scott Edward Walker on January 19th, 2011

Introduction

I’ve worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs over my 17+ years of practicing law, and clients and friends ask me all the time: “What makes a great entrepreneur?  Why do some entrepreneurs make it and others fail?  Hey Scott, what’s the secret sauce to being a successful entrepreneur?”


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