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Welcome to The Heretic — Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs.

The Heretic is a daily dispatch about entrepreneurship, the art of the start and doing the work by Pascal Finette. It’s raw, unfiltered and opinionated. It’s coming from someone who has walked in your shoes — and continues to do so. It’s therapeutic. All straight to your inbox. You will like it. As do these fine folks!

Below you’ll find the last five dispatches from The Heretic. Make sure you check out the archive with 786 posts!

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The Heretic’s Latest Dispatches

Impatient Patience

Fri, May 27, 2016

Did you know that Twitter struggled for the first two years of its existence to find users? Pinterest was deemed a failure until it wasn’t, years after it’s inception. Larry Page nearly sold the algorithm which made Google the most valuable company on the planet for $1.6M to Excite.

The mythical overnight successes are mostly just that – a myth.

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Build to Last

Wed, May 25, 2016

Not the book by Jim Collins. Although – it’s a great book and worth the read. No. The notion of building a company for the long haul is what I want to talk about. Building a company which lasts. Not your “nine days’ wonder” but something which endures the trials and tribulations of time.

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Walk Towards The Problem

Sun, May 22, 2016

Yesterday a former colleague of mine told me the story of a friend who used to worked in a restaurant. Every time he saw a problem, say a table not being waited, a guest looking for help or food being ready and not served – he made an effort to walk toward the problem.

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A Goal Setting Primer

Sat, May 21, 2016

Recently I read up quite a bit on goal setting. The elusive process of crafting the right set of objectives which move you and your team forward, make you reach for the stars and drive success.

I have never seen a successful company (or individual for that matter) which didn’t set goals for themselves. And I have seen plenty companies which set goals for themselves and yet don’t seem to make any progress towards them.

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Build a Real Board

Wed, May 18, 2016

As you build your startup you will, likely, come to a point where you think about building your board. Be it in the form of a more informal Board of Advisors or a formal Board of Directors – good startups surround themselves with incredible advisors.

All too often the people on your board (particularly the Board of Advisors) are largely just “token people”. People who look great on paper but are actually not that involved.

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