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The StartCanada Blog provides insights about some of the work that we’re doing; including web design / development, design thinking, social media marketing, small business information, trends, tips, ideas and inspiration for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses.

Some Words from Successful Entrepreneurs


Two Rules for Strategy Decisions

... According to Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn and partner at the venture capital firm Greylock.

Principle #1: Speed

  • If you aren’t embarrassed by the first version of your product, you shipped too late.
  • In founding a startup, you throw yourself off a cliff and build an airplane on the way down.
  • What many do instead — at their own peril — is encounter a situation in which they have limited information, punt on the decision until they gather more information, and endure an information-gathering process that takes longer than expected. Meanwhile, the world changes.

Principle #2: Simplicity

  • Wrestle with complexity, yes, but frame and commit to a decision that’s simple enough for everyone to understand and act on.

When there’s a complex list of pros and cons driving a potentially expensive action, seek a single decisive reason to go for it — not a blended reason. There needs to be one decisive reason.

If you come up with a list of many reasons to do something, Nassim Taleb once wrote, you are trying to convince yourself — if there isn’t one clear reason, don’t do it.

Source: Ben Casnocha, Harvard Business Review
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Rolls Royce Engine, Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC

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Big dreams. Start here.

StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.

Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.