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Startup

Guide
2013 Edition

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RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly


CEO of Connect.com
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WHO YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH

IS WHO YOU BECOME


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SURROUND YOURSELF ONLY WITH SMART, COMPETENT

& POSITIVE PEOPLE


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QUOTE

ANDREW CARNEGIEs EPITAPH SAYS Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who

WERE CLEVERER THAN HIMSELF


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Selecting friends

YOUR FRIENDS DETERMINE WHO

YOU BECOME
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Selecting friends

DONT BE AFRAID TO UPGRADE

YOUR FRIEND CIRCLE


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Be intentional

DONT LET CHANCE DETERMINE WHOS IN YOUR LIFE YOU DETERMINE

WHOS IN YOUR LIFE


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Selecting friends

ONLY HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SMART POSITIVE & COMPASSIONATE
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LIFE IS TOo SHORT TO KEEP NEGATIVE INFLUENCES IN IT

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The key to achieving your dreams

IT MIGHT TAKE 5 years to completely CHANGE UP THE PEOPLE SURROUNDING YOU BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT
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IF YOU DonT LIVE IN An INTELLECTUAL CENTER

CONSIDER A MOVE
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Exercise: your inner circle

LIST YOUR TOP 30 FRIENDS THEN CIRCLE THE PEOPLE You still want to be on

THAT LIST IN A YEAR


AND FOCUS YOUR TIME ON THOSE You've CIRCLED
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To avoid mediocrity

TO AVOID BEING MEDIOCRE YOU MUST SEEK OUT PEOPLE

WHO ARE NOT MEDIOCRE


AND SPEND TIME WITH THEM
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Your educational network

YOUR UNDERGRAD & GRADUATE SCHOOLS ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT NETWORKS SO PREPARE WELL AND

GO TO THE ABSOLUTE BEST SCHOOLS YOU CAN GET INTO


WHILE AVOIDING GETTING INTO MOUNTAINS OF DEBT
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Your educational network

ATTEND OnE OF THESE SCHOOLS FOR UNDERGRAD OR GRAD SCHOOL OR TAKE AN EXEC ED PROGRAM THERE TO ACCESS THE NETWORK
Harvard Stanford MIT Cambridge
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Penn Columbia Yale oxford


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Your educational network

KNOWLEDGE IS CRITICAL SO IF YOU CANNOT GET INTO OR AFFORD THE BEST SCHOOLS THEN STILL TAKE THE BEST COURSES

FREE VIA COURSERA


ALSO SEE: Edx, KHAN ACADEMY, SOPHIA.oRG, SKILLSHARE, OPENCOURSEWARE, ITUNES U, CODE ACADEMY
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Your work network

YOUR COMPANY IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT NETWORK


SO CHOOSE who you work with VERY CAREFULLY
OR BUILD YOUR OWN COMPANY
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Your work network

WHY DO PEOPLE SPEND 832 WEEKS IN SCHOOL


THEN SPEND <4 WeEKs ATTEMPTING TO GET A JOB BY BLIND RESUME BLASTING?
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What change will you work toward?

IF YOU DONT LIKE YOUR JOB FIND AN ORGANIZATION WITH A MISSION

YOUrE PASSIONATE ABOUT


AND DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET IN THERE
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Your work network

ONLY GO TO WORK FOR A COMPANY IF YOU DEEPLY BELIEVE IN THE


CHANGE THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE IN THE WORLD
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Dont get a job, get a mentor

NEVER TAKE A JOB UNLESS YOUll BE WORKING FOR SOMEONE


YOU WILL LEARN LOTS FROM
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OF HIGH INTEGRITY WHO

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The key networks to look into

HERE ARE SOME NETWORKS PASSIONATE YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD GET INVOLVED WITH
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The key networks to look into

Ashoka fellows ASPEN INSTITUTE FELLOWS EMPACT 100 ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION


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The key networks to look into

FORTUNE BRAINSTORM INC 500 KAIROS SOCIETY NEXUS YOUTH SUMMIT


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The key networks to look into

RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SANDBOX SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY


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The key networks to look into

SKOLL WORLD FORUM SOCIAL CAPITAL MARKETS SOCIAL VENTURE NETWORK


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The key networks to look into

STARTINGBLOC SUMMIT SERIES TECH STARS


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The key networks to look into

The hub Ted UNREASONABLE INSTITUTE WEF YounG GLOBAL LEADERS


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The key networks to look into

WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS Y COMBINATOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR COUNCIL YOUNG PRESIDENTs ORGANIZATION
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ONE FINITE LIFE A POEM BY A.E BALLAKISTEN


er I like it or not. Dead is eth wh e, ur ten in ite fin t, go e Iv e on Short this life is, just ing a new step, tak is ive Al . ot nn ca I th wi ms ea dr embracing fear, replacing will give hope to I , rld wo the ge an ch ll wi I , ble ssi having a shot. I will do the impo d to a starving girl. Ill break all the records, Ill a despairing nation, Ill give brea billionaire of fun. a be Ill e, lov ow kn d an e giv Ill , do whats never been done ur lies. You can chain me yo th wi me sh ba d an s rd wo ur yo You can whip me with es. Ill forgive any ey ur yo th wi me b sta n ca u yo , les to the ground with your ru obstruction of my ive rg fo t no ll wi I t bu , an me of ts personal harm, Ill ignore all ac perman, I am a king, I will not just lie down, I purpose and dream. For I am a su re as the sun, as sure as the su as up e ris ll wi I . ng wi to e tak d live until I die. will get up an to se oo ch I s co , fly ll wi I gle ea springbok I will run, as sure as the with dull and fear fill u yo ill W te? nu mi s thi ur, ho s thi What will you do with today, ate any foe no matter weapon or munition, or will you live it? I will not toler in the form of fear or lack of ambition. Short this especially if that foe is within me tenure whether I like it or not. As sure as the eagle life is, just one Ive got. Finite in live until I die. I will fly, cos I choose, I choose to LLAKISTEN

- A.E. BA

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Startup Guide
2013 Edition

The

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Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly


CEO of Connect.com
More slides at www.startupguide.com