The Dual Mindset of an Entrepreneur
At the weekend I came across this gem of a video posted over six years ago. Marten Mikos, the then-CEO of MySQL who sold the company to SUN Microsystems for $1 billion, gives a candid short interview during the Innovate! conference in Zaragoza, Spain, about his key learnings as an entrepreneur. It's a nine-minute masterclass:
Marten Mikos covers a number of subjects dear to my heart in this short video:
- how entrepreneurs have to have unwavering faith as well as to face the brutal reality day-to-day
- the tricky art of knowing when to stop something and when to keep going
- the biggest challenge in growing an organisation is people, particularly oneself
- the importance of being open to learning new things as well as to abandoning old ways
- making tough decisions, and
- distributed operations.
I think offices are so last century. Marten Mikos
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