About Derek Lidow
Derek Lidow is a successful global CEO, researcher, innovator, startup coach and professor at Princeton University, where he teaches entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. He was tapped by the University to inaugurate a campus-wide “design thinking” curriculum. Lidow is the author of Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies (2018) and Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises (2014).
More From Derek Lidow
There are two fundamentally different kinds of entrepreneurs. It doesn't matter which you are, so long as you know which you are.
The most successful entrepreneurs in history have been those acutely tuned to solving the most common problems.
The travails of stage three have been surmounted; finally things are going well. Now it's time to disrupt your own company.
Smoothing the lumps and wrinkles out of your enterprise is a grinding process, but the company that does is sturdier for it.
Learn how to negotiate this treacherous ground and achieve operational validation.
Tips for mastering the tricky first step of turning your idea into a viable business.
At each stage, you must undertake specific tasks, acquire new organizational skills and expand your leadership competencies to meet the demands of a changing and growing business.
Your strongest motivations arise from the things that are the source of your happiness or that protect you from primal fears. Explore them.
Swearing and obscenity grant psychological release but they may turn off potential customers and thwart career advancement.
With their limited resources, startups are especially challenged when things go awry. Put in place an effective response plan for when they do.