Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Paul Graham

by Scott Edward Walker on October 27th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

Today, as a bonus to the Mark Zuckerberg clip posted on Monday, we present startup guru Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator and a very smart guy.  Indeed, I was discussing Paul last night during my presentation to the Lean Startup Circle in Portland.  In this interesting, recent four-minute clip (courtesy of TechCrunch), Paul discusses, among other things, (i) how  negotiating leverage has shifted to the founders in connection with angel financings; (ii) how much cheaper it is to launch a startup these days; and (iii) how it is becoming “social acceptable” to launch a startup.  I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

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2 Responses to “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Paul Graham”

  1. Zach B says:

    I get a “Video available in 1 minute” message. It’s been like this for over a minute. I can’t view this video.

    I’ve seen this error multiple times with ooyala players.

  2. Thanks – seems to work on Chrome.