The Top 10 Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs With Guy Kawasaki

The Top 10 Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs With Guy Kawasaki
The Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum welcomed Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist at Canva and Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business to talk about The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs. The audience learned about what not to do when building a company–from the inception to the exit from this celebrated entrepreneur, innovator, venture capitalist and author. (September 25, 2014)

21 thoughts on “The Top 10 Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs With Guy Kawasaki

  • October 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    This is great advice and presented in such a charming manner.  I wish you would come to London to speak to young people here.

  • October 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    In not a business major but I found this to be helpful yet insightful! Thank you I will definitely keep an eye out for more of guys lectures!

  • October 14, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Why did he always talk about the suck & long stuff all the time?

  • April 13, 2015 at 11:57 pm


  • April 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    He says the windows projector joke everywhere but i still find it funny!

  • June 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Guy – I love your energy and advice so in taking the advice I would like to pitch to you my Dog Food company that realistically will be set up to produce two cans of dog food per day. Given we won´t be able to sell any because of the oligopolistic nature of the market and economies of scale I will then buy one can for my dog and since I will get no profits – eat the other myself. Would you scale up this pitch?

  • July 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    A few years ago, maybe even a decade say 2005 or 2006 I wrote an email to Guy about a project I was on at that time. It was to do with travel and learning. I asked him straight up for an investment and make a huge long pitch. While he obviously did not invest in my nascent idea at that point. But just knowing that he looked into it and gave me his feedback meant I was not totally shit. Since, i’ve followed him over several videos and articles, blogs etc and I think he’s probably one of the most ‘bang on’ dudes of our times. Very well in the league with only a few other of the past generation.

  • September 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Guy give us your thoughts about the lean startup methodology.

  • October 21, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Just for my notice, in SharkTank, the sharks often ask about “Do you have patent on this?”. And I heard it much more than enough in each episode of the show. It has the weights to consider there too.

  • September 10, 2016 at 10:58 am

    1. 8:29 multiply big number by small procent
    2. 14:12 scaling too fast
    3. 17:49 form partnership
    4. 20:00 focus on pitch
    5. 22:39 Use too many slides
    6. 33:03 Proceed serially
    7. 34:28 Retain control
    8. 39:45 Use patents for defensibility
    9. 44:28 Hire in your image
    10. 45:39 Befriend your investors

  • May 29, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Kawasaki and Hillary Clinton… sorry guy, you hitched your wagon to her?? Sad

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