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How to Get Real Feedback On Your Startup — Not the Lies People Are Telling You

You need honest feedback to build a successful startup, but most people won’t give it unless you make them

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Aaron Dinin, PhD

Aaron Dinin, PhD

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @

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