This week in Google Developers Live Israel I’ve spoke about a topic I’m passion for long time – Startups and entrepreneurship. It’s always thrilling to create a new ‘thing’. It might be a new service, a whole new product or a company that is disrupting a segment in the market. As the founder, it force you, to think and take many decisions along the way. There is a certain risk/reward ratio to any new venture. In most of the cases, it will have an emotional aspect (subjective risk) and a more mesurable aspect that we can quantify. Here are 20 minutes that try to cover some of the main lessons I’ve learn in the past 20 years.
Today, I found this interesting conversation with John Doerr, who is without doubt one of the most impressive people that help and manage to invest in some of the best companies in the world. Few examples: Google, Amazon, Intuit, Lotus etc’. I liked when he spoke about lessons he learned from Andy Grove (ya… the CEO of Intel) about OKRs (Objectives and key results). He also, mention “Level 5 leaders” of Jim Colins and the fact that even if you (as a co-founder/CEO) is not this type, you still need to come every day to the office and do your best to get closer to this type of leader.