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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Jerry Kaplan

by Scott Edward Walker on October 4th, 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 present Jerry Kaplan, a serial entrepreneur, technical innovator and author of “Startup–A Silicon Valley Adventure.”  In this solid seven-minute clip (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), Jerry discusses the “five biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make,” including (i) having unclear goals; (ii) trying to prove that they are smart; and (iii) doing it for the money.  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott