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<ul><li><p>Valuing</p></li><li><p>Why are we here?</p></li><li><p>What is a Business?</p><p> An endeavor that creates a series of financially profitable transactions</p><p> Anything else is just an activity</p></li><li><p>This is an Activity</p></li><li><p>This could be a Business</p></li><li><p>Creating a Business is easy</p></li><li><p> but building a sustaining one is tough</p><p> Gain position of dominance</p><p> Create sizeable profits</p><p> Protect and expand base</p></li><li><p>Creating differentiation is the key</p></li><li><p>Q: How can you be different?</p><p> Do something you know is relevant, but others do not know (yet)</p><p> Better yet, do something that will change the world!</p><p> Achieve something for which people will fall in love with you</p><p> Achieve something that very few can</p></li><li><p>A: By gaining Excellence</p></li><li><p>What does Excellence get you?</p><p> Builds a culture of success Tentative efforts lead to tentative results</p><p> Earns loyalty customers &amp; employees</p><p> Attracts excellent people</p><p> Protects your business * You get to send thank-you notes to competitors</p><p> Makes you enjoy the journey</p></li><li><p>Defining Excellence</p><p> Brilliance in approach cunning, bold, cowardly, and breathtakingly brilliant</p><p> Hard work &amp; Passion You need to lose sleep over it</p><p> Critical thinking and Adapting Be visionary, but be willing to adapt your vision Challenge authority, but learn from them Keep a smile, but be cynical</p><p> Above all, Winning!</p></li><li><p>Does your team have Excellence?</p><p> Do you have a jaw-dropping offering?</p><p> Do people who test your product end up hugging you?</p><p> Does your team argue a lot?</p><p> Can a team 3x your size from Bangalore build the same product?</p><p> Do you have a manager (business person with no provenskills) in your team?</p><p> Are you driven insanely by a vision?</p></li><li><p>How do I gain Excellence?</p></li><li><p>(my) Tips for Excellence</p><p> #1 Join the company of Excellence Be flexible on personal chemistry</p><p> Aim to be the best in what you do That (sometimes) requires being insanely competitive</p><p> Stand out of the line Either you will come out as a fool, or as a genius</p><p> When possible, be the second mouse Learn from the mistakes of the leaders</p><p> Think customer, not business</p></li><li><p>Hire the Best (and make a promise to never compromise)</p></li><li><p>Learn from Competition</p></li><li><p>Have a plan for Profit (before you write your first line of code)</p></li><li><p>Build a world-class Product</p><p> An offering is a manifestation of a brilliant team put together, working in unison towards a cunning and a well-laid plan</p></li><li><p>Attitude determines Altitude</p><p> A great student does not make for a great leader</p><p> Beware of the PhD syndrome Remember, you were trained to critique, not to inspire</p><p> Develop a CAN DO attitude Get small victories to develop confidence</p><p> Having a believable, yet a compelling visionbecomes the key</p></li><li><p>Summary</p><p> Gaining success is like a game of golf</p><p> You have the right ingredients, but: you need to build upon it the world is becoming more competitive doing business in Silicon Valley is demanding</p><p> Setting a culture of excellence in your professional life will (seamlessly) bring it together</p><p> The results from Excellence will bring innovation, profits, and seed funding</p><p>Valuing ExcellenceWhy are we here?What is a Business?This is an ActivityThis could be a BusinessCreating a Business is easy but building a sustaining one is toughCreating differentiation is the keyQ: How can you be different?A: By gaining ExcellenceWhat does Excellence get you?Defining ExcellenceDoes your team have Excellence?How do I gain Excellence?(my) Tips for ExcellenceHire the Best (and make a promise to never compromise)Learn from CompetitionHave a plan for Profit (before you write your first line of code)Build a world-class ProductAttitude determines AltitudeSummary</p></li></ul>