A Working Prototype is King

Inspired by Guy Kawasaki (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) who shared his views on the past, present and future of the tech industry in an engaging Q&A during LeWeb’13 Paris.

During LeWeb’13, when asked what is his advice to aspiring entrepreneurs Guy Kawasaki said:

The most important thing that an entrepreneur can do is to build a working prototype as opposed to making a powerpoint pitch, excel projection, or a word business plan.

He added that the most powerful presentation that you can make to a potential investor is a working prototype that is already being consumed or being subscribed i.e. demo with sign ups.

Who is Guy Kawasaki?

Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

What is a H.I.P.?

High Impact Picture (HIP) is an effort by SK to deliver content in the simplest form possible. Everyone knows that people love inforgraphics. It’s my view that people’s attention span is too short for inforgraphics. We need a shorter way to deliver the same information — but still be as informative and as entertaining. So, this is the world’s best ideas — bite sized for you by SK.


Thanks for reading this far! If you got value out of this high impact picture (H.I.P), it would mean a lot to me for you to scroll down a bit farther and hit the recommend button.

SK lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is a social entrepreneur and he writes about productivity, entrepreneurship and lifehacks at sathyvelukunashegaran.com.

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