Prove your words

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Think about your biggest obstacle in taking your startup to the next level. Take out a blank piece of paper and write at the top of the page a description of the obstacle you want to solve. Done it? Good.

Failure to launch

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The Korean startup culture has matured a lot in the 4 years that I’ve been working with startups in Korea. In many ways Korean startups today are improving; but one thing seems to still be the Achilles heel: the inability to pull the trigger on what is perhaps the most important action for a startup. To launch.

The art of the close

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In a famous behavioral psychology experiment, the participants play a game where you need to go through open doors. Going through the doors allows you to discover paths, but closing the door would be permanent: you can never again open the door and that path is gone forever.

How to beat the system

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When my friend graduated from university, he started looking for work as a programmer. This was the late 1990s and companies were crazed about recruiting only the best and brightest programmers to create high quality development teams made of “ninja developers”.

The second chance to make a first impression

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There’s a big difference between knowing what is the right thing to do, and actually doing that thing. In the startup world today, it’s very easy to get lots of advice. Books, blogs and stories everywhere are full of rules, guidance and advice on what is the right way to build the product, do business development, marketing, sales, etc.