How to follow mentor advice

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The Jewish religion has a concept called “Choose your Rabbi” which is very much applicable to Korean startups today.
“Choose your Rabbi” tries to help solve some inherent issues for Jews; according to Jewish tradition, the only authority on what Jews should and should not do comes from the bible (old testament). However, the bible was written thousands of years ago and requires interpretation to adapt it to current times.

What makes startups successful?

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What is it that makes startups successful? The secret formula or the one thing that turns failure into success?

Let me save you the suspense: I don’t know the answer. It doesn’t seem like anyone else has the answer, either. It’s very probable the answer doesn’t exist. Maybe you should stop wasting your time looking for this buried treasure: no one can give you the treasure map.

How to ensure execution

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Startup founders are obsessed with finding the right answers to everything. Sometimes it seems as if if you decode the secret you’ll immediately be able to take your startup to success. But this forgets one important thing: Knowing what to do is not as important as actually doing it.

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.