Joined today on the show by Howard Love, lifelong entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of a new book called The Start-Up J Curve: Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success.
Discussion guide from my conversation with Howard Love:
1. “Your original idea is an hypothesis.”
2. We discuss the six phases of the J-Curve:
3. What is the most important phase? [Hint: Morph, and why…]
4. Why do we get so spooked and freaked out by failure, setbacks, and mistakes? And how do we learn to actually embrace failure?
5. “Whether you want to admit it or not, most startups unfold in a very predictable pattern (the J-Curve). You have no excuses.”
6. “The most common path…”
7. Why did we need another book on start-ups? What compelled you to write the Start-up J Curve?
Find Howard Love’s book here:
About Howard Love:
Howard is a life-long entrepreneur who has founded, co-founded, funded and managed startups for over 30 years. He has founded or co-founded over 15 businesses and invested in over 50 startups.
Love was born in Detroit in 1960, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy (1974-1978) and Colgate University (1978-1983). He completed his first Ironman competition at the age of 51 in Lake Placid, NY. His first book The J Curve for Start-Ups will be published by Greenleaf Book Group in the fall of 2016. Love resides in Silicon Valley, CA.