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February 10, 2012 / innovationinitiator

Back to the drawing board…

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Sometimes, despite all the effort, passion, sweat and money you might have put into a specific initiative/enterprise, it makes sense to go back to the drawing board.

The biggest challenge as an entrepreneur is not to fall too much in love with your idea. You are at risk of walling up your idea and closing your mind to helpful feedback or sometimes honest criticism. Your idea and your business has to grow. It has to take on a life of its own and has to outlive you.

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook is big because it attracted the right talent at the startup mode. A non-founder Adam D’Angelo was the key reason that Mark moved  Facebook from Cambridge to Palo Alto.

If you’re in the middle of a big opportunity or your startup is going strong – take a pause, step outside of your skin and listen to your strongest critics. There might be a dink in a corner that needs fixing that you didn’t notice so far.

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