Entrepreneurs Don’t "Noodle" They Do

As I’ve said previously, being an entrepreneur is about moving the ball forward a few inches every day.  What astounded me when I switched from being a big company executive to being an entrepreneur was the sheer amount of decisions I had to make on a daily basis.  The minutiae.  Some of it incredibly important.It never ends.  And there is no such thing as a startup decision with complete information.  The best entrepreneurs have a bias for making quick decisions and accept that at best 70% of them will be right.  They acknowledge that some decisions will be bad and they’ll have to recover from them.  Building a startup might be a game of inches but you don’t get timeouts to pause and analyze all of your decisions. 


(Full Post: http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2010/02/04/entrepreneurs-dont-noodle-they-do/)


Mark Suster 

Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur and an investor. He joined Upfront Ventures in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company Koral to Salesforce.com. He focuses on early-stage technology companies. 

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