Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Blank

by Scott Edward Walker on December 20th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “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.

This week, we again present startup guru Steve Blank, a retired, highly-successful serial entrepreneur (with 30+ years of venture experience) and one of the smartest startup guys out there.  In this powerful clip, Steve discusses, among other things, (i) the importance of hubris, vision and passion; (ii) how entrepreneurship is a “calling” – “not a job”; (iii) the importance of getting out of the building to learn what the customer wants; and (iv) how a startup is “nothing more than a series of guesses.”  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott

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2 Responses to “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Blank”

  1. Shante says:

    This video assures me that I am on the right path with the correct intentions for my company. Great words of wisdom and encouraging as well. I will stay tuned for more installments of this series. Thank you for putting this together, I am visiting your website for the first time and VERY pleased.

    Shante’ Haymore
    Sports.Peace.Love., Inc.
    *Exploring and encouraging the passionate pursuit of happiness and peace through sports and physical activity.**