How To Learn / Unlearn About An Industry? 5 Practical Suggestions For Entrepreneurs

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Saw an opportunity, decided to build a company around it, but don’t have much experience in the space? It’s the story of many startups, including some of the most successful ones. Have a lot of experience? Chances are you will still have to learn what is emerging and have to unlearn what is outdated. In fact unlearning is the unspoken dark side of having experience — you become bound by what you think would or wouldn’t work while the world has actually moved on. This post will try to distill common sense into five actionable buckets, in no particular order,…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.