Keys to Success for Great Entrepreneurs: Learn from the Best

jeffburtonI was fortunate to watch Jeff Hoffman, a successful serial entrepreneur, who co-founded Priceline. make a short but powerful presentation at the Startup Grind Global Event where he gave great advice to entrepreneurs. Here are some of the key points from his presentation:

  • Solve real problems
  • Don’t chase money, chase excellence; Money follows excellence
  • Win a gold medal at one thing: “Be the best damn something in the world and everything will happen.”
  • Build a great team
  • Get out of your office and be where your customers are
  • Find your Golden Purpose which is the intersection of “the thing you’re best at,” “the thing you love,” and “something the world values.”

If you have the time, I encourage you to watch his presentation. It’s about 10 minutes long but very insightful.

By Rich Foreman, CEO / Apptology and Director of Startup Grind Sacramento. Rich co-authored the book Tap into the Mobile Economy and his blog has been listed in the Top 20 Mobile Marketing Blogs of 2014. Follow Rich on Twitter at@ApptologyCEO or attend a Startup Grind Sacramento Event.

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About Rich Foreman

Rich Foreman is the CEO of Apptology. He leads Apptology with 20 years of experience in leadership, engineering, mobile application development and sales. Rich has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, an MPA from Troy State University and was an officer in the US Navy. Rich recently co-authored his first book, “Tap into the Mobile Economy." He has been featured on KCRA3, NEWS10, SiliconIndia, the Sacramento Business Journal, and the Sacramento Bee.

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