Appreciating and leveraging Serendipity, Luck, Plan B, Ignorance and Doomsday in a startup (the unsaid and undiscussed factors)

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by Krishna Jha on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Section
Entrepreneurism

Session type
Lecture

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

Discuss about the vectors of startup life that are contrary to popular and accepted wisdom. Things that nobody says, like I simply got lucky.

Description

Discuss about the vectors of startup life that are contrary to popular and accepted wisdom.

  • Ignorance (as a founder I dont have to portray intelligence to myself......my ignorance is my best weapon; ask questions, listen, learn)
  • Plan B (accepting that my Plan A is just another hypothesis....it is likely to fail and that is an outcome I am ready for...so I will not raise large capital till I am personally convinced)
  • Serendipity (most positive things happen as random events/meetings, appreciate and increase chances)
  • Doomsday (the world is always falling apart - I get used to it)

Speaker bio

Krishna Jha - Founded ITFinity (mobile data) in 1999. Sold to OnMobile in 2007. - Working on another startup. Angel investor.

I must know about ignorance, serendipity and plan B because now I factor for these in my plan.