“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

By Rajesh “Raj” Setty via http://venturebeat.com/   Article

7 things going against you as a first-time entrepreneur

“1. Not being able to see escalating friction

There is literally zero friction for your ideas when they are in your head. The friction escalates at an alarming rate as you move through the following phases:

* Reflecting on your idea and self-validating * Talking to potential prospects * Talking to potential investors  …

2. Confusing activity with progress

… In general, any activity that cannot create value to your customers in a measurable way needs to be questioned. …

3. Lack of valuable accomplishments

… People do judge a book by its cover and a founder by his or her previous valuable accomplishments. …

4. Not knowing what not to do

Time is the most precious asset you have. It is not only important for you to know what to do but most important to know what not to do. …

5. Concluding for convenience

it is better to quickly acknowledge that you goofed up and clear the air for the next set of actions. …

6. Trying to fix your weaknesses fast

Trying to fix your weaknesses will be like trying to change tires on a moving vehicle. …  play to your strengths invest in the team

7. Believing that you will have it all in control

… There is an African saying ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.'”

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