I can’t argue with Guy Kawasaki’s “Five most important lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur“, written in his last post on the Sun Microsystems blog:
- Focus on cash flow. I have blogged about this before, several times, and will no doubt blog about it again. Businesses that fail are almost invariably ones in which cash flow management wasn’t a priority.
- Make a little progress every day. Kawasaki says, “The reason the press writes about “overnight successes” is that they seldom happen.”.
- Try stuff. He says that luck favors people who try stuff. Just pick stuff to try that won’t bankrupt your business in the trying.
- Ignore schmexperts. Good idea, but Kawasaki doesn’t provide tips on how to sniff out the schmexperts from the experts.
- Never ask anyone to do something that you wouldn’t do. This should be the basic rule for providing good customer service.