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February 15 · Issue #1 · View online

Create + Collaborate + Launch

Helping founders create and implement a lean roadmap with fast turnaround and execution

In the Startup Ecosystem some assumptions masquerade as facts!
Assumptions Can Fool You!
Assumptions Can Fool You!
Unfortunately some assumptions often masquerade as facts!
Since you don’t have infinite time, find out which assumptions are correct or incorrect as quickly as possible to discover a real problem worth solving.
Don’t be entangled in a web of assumptions created by wannabe experts and waste your time with exercises in futility…
As we always say at Startup Port: “There is no -Ctrl-Alt-Del- for resetting your time” to emphasize the unmeasurable value of TIME to our startup founders and entrepreneurs. This is nothing new but unfortunately human beings tend to underestimate the incredible and even -irreplaceable- value of their time.
So stop wasting your time with assumptions and misguidance, and contact us. It will be worth your while and your TIME!
Roadmap to Founder Success » StartUp Port
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What is your most valuable Capital?
We’re tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers.’ — Seneca” —
TIME is our biggest and most important Capital!
This is one resource we will never get back!
Time is a “capital” that cannot be rewound back and reset.
There is no “Ctrl-Alt-Del” for resetting your time.
Time is “final”.
What is spent is spent and cannot be refunded, or returned!
Stop and think about where you are after wasting the last six months reading blog posts and listening to so called experts at events (and boy there are plenty of them) and having a series of “pro-bono” mentors and advisors act like helping you?
We at Startup Port take our “Capital” very seriously! Our capital is the years of “from the trenches” expertise, know- how, skill sets, passion and grits that makes us so different from the other noise out in the ether. We bring to the table (and to your business) years of real life expertise to cut through the trial, waste and exercises of getting things done. We simply create a roadmap, solve gaps and execute in a lightning speed. We have a system which propels your idea to execution in a matter of weeks rather than months or years.
Reach out to accelerate your best capital! Contact:
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Do you invest in yourself?
How much do you invest in yourself?
​I read a recent article on Quartz about being like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett​. You really don’t need to be like them as long as you realize (early) the value of your time!
I always say: “There is no ctrl-alt-del for resetting your time” ​it is crucial ​that you have a solid understanding of time management. Your time management.
As the article spells out, you need to invest in yourself and master as many subjects as possible. The key here is not to confuse mastering and expertise. You really do not need to be an expert in a subject to master it!
One addition to this article. I am an “adaptive generalist” I really did not and do not want to be an expert in one subject. I want to master enough of a subject so that I can properly address the ​key understanding
of the matter at hand. But, I leave the final solution creation to experts. Mastery of the subject matter also allows you to seek and find the right experts. So why be an expert in one subject when you can master
may subjects and lean on experts for each subject problem!
​​And, if you want to master your time management, reach out to me, I would be happy to share some of the techniques I used and shared with my colleagues and friends in the last decades.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible via @qz
Hal Tezcan, the “Adaptive Generalist”
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About Startup Port: We partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and founders to help them build successful companies. Beyond just plain dollars, Startup Port brings “intellectual capital” in the form of matter experts who provide guidance, mentoring, operational advisory and coaching to entrepreneurs, by serving on their boards, providing much needed contacts/networking relationships, assisting with strategic growth planning, key hiring decisions, and preparing them for fundraising.
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If you like this, please share with a friend, a colleague or better yet a young entrepreneur. Thank you, and make sure to manage your TIME properly, we do not have the luxury to restart it with a few keystrokes! 
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