Tips for Starting a Successful Business from Hiroki Takeuchi

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TLDR Starting a successful business requires starting early, surrounding oneself with the right people, solving a real problem, being persistent, embracing mistakes, and developing emotional resilience.

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    Lessons learned from GoCardless: start early, surround yourself with the right people, solve a real problem, and be persistent.
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    Attended student society promoting entrepreneurship, inspired to pursue internship with founders of a startup and later joined a start-up called Automatic in 2007.
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    💡 Two management consultants quit their jobs to start a business after struggling to settle on an idea, emphasizing the importance of taking action and not just brainstorming.
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    A group created a solution for collecting money for informal situations and presented it at Y Combinator's demo day.
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    Focusing on momentum is key to success, as mistakes are necessary for growth.
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    Embrace mistakes and develop emotional resilience to gain momentum and wiggle your way to success like the Airbnb founders did during their first thousand days.
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    Despite facing over 60 rejections, a startup team secured $1.5 million in funding from Excel and Passion Capital.
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    Starting a business is tough, but if you persevere and stay resilient, it will be a rewarding journey.
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