Posts Tagged ‘Sheryl Sandberg’

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “What Would I Do If I Weren’t Afraid?” (via Sheryl Sandberg)

by Scott Edward Walker on June 12th, 2011

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.

This week, as a special tribute to all our female clients and friends, we present Sheryl Sandberg’s recent commencement speech at Barnard in which she provides the following advice (applicable to both men and women):

  • “think big”;
  • “believe in yourself”;
  • “remember, you are awesome”;
  • “do not lean back, lean in”;
  • “try again and then try again”;
  • “fortune favors the bold”;
  • “don’t let your fears overwhelm your desire”; and
  • “ask yourself, what would I do if I weren’t afraid?”

I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott


Walker Twitter Highlights: December 5th – 11th

by Scott Edward Walker on December 12th, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship & startups, mergers & acquisitions, and business & corporate law issues.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here. Thanks, Scott


Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Sheryl Sandberg

by Scott Edward Walker on December 6th, 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 Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and a brilliant thinker.  In this interesting, three-minute clip (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), Sheryl discusses leadership, including (i) the importance of getting passion and “true enthusiasm” from your team, (ii) how to be a great leader and (iii) the sine qua non of leadership: vision (and “one that scales”).  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott