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  • 1. FOUNDER NON-ADMISSIONS
    • THINGS A FOUNDER WILL NEVER SAY
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  • 2. UNIQUENESS
    • WE HAVE NO COMPETITION ASIDE FROM
    • THE 5 OTHER COMPANIES IN OUR BUILDING
  • 3. HARMONY
    • MY CO-FOUNDERS ARE LIKE FAMILY
    • THE MENENDEZ FAMILY
  • 4. COMMITMENT
    • WERE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL, UNLESS WE CAN
    • GET RICH QUICK WITHOUT HAVING TO BUILD A REAL BUSINESS
  • 5. REALISM
    • OUR FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS ARE CAREFULLY CALCULATED
    • TO BE EXACTLY 700% TOO HIGH
  • 6. HUMILITY
    • ILL BE HAPPY TO STEP DOWN AS CEO ONCE YOU CONVINCE
    • STEVE JOBS TO QUIT APPLE AND TAKE THE JOB
  • 7. EXPERIENCE
    • I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SALES, BUT I READ A GREAT POST
    • ABOUT IT ON HACKER NEWS YESTERDAY
  • 8. CONSISTENCY
    • WERE ALL ABOUT REAL-TIME, JUST LIKE WE WERE ALL ABOUT
    • THE iPHONE LAST QUARTER, AND FACEBOOK APPS BEFORE THAT
  • 9. RECRUITING
    • MY TEAM IS PRETTY WEAK, BUT ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE
    • ANY GOOD ALREADY STARTED THEIR OWN COMPANIES
  • 10. SELECTIVITY
    • I REACHED OUT TO YOU BECAUSE YOUR PORTFOLIO SHOWS THAT
    • YOU ARE ABOUT AS SELECTIVE AS PARIS HILTON
  • 11. PREPAREDNESS
    • OUR MARKETING PLAN IS TO PRAY FOR TECHCRUNCH COVERAGE
  • 12. If you enjoyed this presentation, here are other places to enjoy the wit and wisdom of Chris Yeh:
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      • http:// www.AskTheHarvardMBA.com
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