Last night I had a conversation with Larry Chiang regarding ‘The Art of the Business Plan’ chapter in Guy Kawasaki’s “The Art of the Start“. We got to thinking about how plans are useless but planning is indispensable! I jumped over to re-read one of Larry’s posts on GigaOm and found this little tid bit to be a gem. Thanks Larry!
Everyone has a plan until you get hit. A boxing legend friend of mine told me this once (see item #9). It’s good advice for entrepreneurs also, because we all know that defensiveness is kryptonite to entrepreneurship — and obviously to interviewers, too. After you get your nose bloodied, can you “retrack” and reestablish the goal? Can you get back to fundamentals? Founders have to.
This is from Larry Chiang’s post about Sarah Lacy’s failed attempt at interviewing Zuckerberg at SXSW this year. The post was a cheeky commentary called ’8 Things Sarah Lacy Could Learn From Founders She Covers’. Kind of a tough blow, but watch the interview, so