Stephanie BySouth | Inspiring Entrepreneurs – Shai Agassi
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Inspiring Entrepreneurs – Shai Agassi

The Physics of StartUps  presented by Shai Agassi

Stanford University Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs on iTunes U.

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Shai talks through he’s growth from start-ups in Isarel to being two weeks short of being able to pay staff; then recovering to sell he’s company for $110 million dollars over a year later.

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This is an inspiring lecture from one of the worlds great IT leaders. Shai’s ability to be successfull sounds very much like he’s creating he’s own luck in many ways, but definately what Malcolm Gladwell would call an ‘Outlier’. Shai went to California at the right time, and he made the right moves.

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One of which he calls “Mexican Driving” – when you get to the edge of the town close your eyes and drive right through.

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Shai talks about he’s recent resignation and move into the Environmental movement. Again, like many inspiring entrepeneurs he talks about ‘knowing your passion’ and why that’s so important to help your ‘drive’ to keep going.

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But probably the greatest time to listen to this podcast is when you think you’re about to quit. One day can make the biggest difference between success and failures…”and just like that angels turned up”.

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“Entrepreneurs are optimist by nature; we will walk into a desert with half as much water as we need to cross the desert, knowing we will find more water somewhere on the path. Venture Capitalist know you are an optimist…they have water and you don’t! ”

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I really enjoyed this lecture compared to some others. Shai truly is an entrepreneur who learnt how to “leverage the giants” to make his own company successful. A must listen to for inspiring entrepreneurs.

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The Physics of StartUps can be found on iTunes U.