John Doerr’s Advice #8 – Find Coffee Drinkers Because Coffee Is For Closers October 30, 2008Posted by John in social media, Technology.
Tags: Downturn, Sales, Silicon Valley Startups
This video shot by Kara Swisher who moderated the panel about the downturn got this gem from John Doerr.
His point #8 – Sell and being in Selling mode or ABC – Always be selling – if not hit the bricks pal. Of course the other points are great, but what will make the difference and be the biggest game changer for startups is closing business- Business Development. I posted the same advice on Oct 10 – thanks for reading John Doerr :-)
Here is the Kara video, but first stay and enjoy my two favorite sales motivation videos from YouTube. I wonder if the same tone was passed along from the VCs to their portfolio companies.
Question: what does it take to do a startup??
Here is the sales parody from Few Good Men