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MIT Professor and Stanford Grad, Rizwan Virk was CEO of a startup that created Tap Fish, now downloaded over 50 million times. He gives us some amazing startup advice and busts all the lame-sauce myths you’ve heard over and over. Plus, Justin discusses the Covid-19 blame game, bailing out retail, the fast economic recovery and folks missing the office.

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Full Show Topic List:
1:24 – Covid-19 has halted many gross sharing practices that shouldn’t have been in existence anyway.
6:10 – Rizwan Virk, author of Startup Myths and Models.
36:48 – The Covid-19 blame-game continues. And it really…. Hertz.
42:38 – Should we bail out retail? Absolutely not.
51:54 – Experts are predicting the economic recovery will be extremely fast.
57:54 – Do you miss the workplace? You’re not alone.

 

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Covid-19 has halted many gross sharing practices (Starts 01:24)

  • Sample trays at Grocery stores. Gone. YAY
  • Open antipasti and salad bars. Gone. YAY
  • Public soup bowls. Gone. YAY
  • Disinfecting planes. Uh… duh?
    • Here’s the CNBC article about disinfecting planes
  • Sitting on each other’s laps in communal seating? Done. YAY
  • Washing our hands? Finally.

 

Rizwan Virk, author of Startup Myths and Models (Starts at 06:10)

I’ve got to say, Riz really packs this interview full of great content, but we don’t even cover a fraction of what he explains in his book. You should probably pick it up if you’re involved in your own startup.

Startup Myths and Models by Rizwan Virk
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  • Topics:
    • Different founders have very different motivation. Not everyone is motivated by money, a problem, or fame.
    • Are partners bad? Or good? How many should we have? Do VCs like multiple partners? Why?
    • How valuable is experience? Or should we look for cultural fits?
    • Des passion matter? How many succcesful founders were actually passionate about their startup?
    • Should we really relentlessly focus, or should we be open to change?
    • Is fail fast, pivot quickly a great strategy or plain stupid?
  • Buy Startup Myths and Models by Rizwan Virk
  • Check out bonus content at ZenEntrepreneur.com

 

Hertz Continues The Covid-19 blame-game (Starts at 36:48)

 

Should we bail out retail? Absolutely not. (Starts at 42:38)

 

Economic Masochism Is Dumb. Experts Predict Fast Recovery (Starts at 51:54)

 

Do you miss the workplace? You’re not alone. (Starts at 57:54)

 


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