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Top 5 Videos to Watch for Idea Stage Startups & Entrepreneurs

Are you in your idea stage of your entrepreneurial journey? Wondering how to approach idea validation? Wondering how to convert your amazing idea into $$$? Want to know how successful companies build from ideas by following simple approaches and frameworks?

If you answered "Yes" for any of the above questions, then we have curated top 5 videos for idea stage entrepreneur must watch to make everything clear.


1. A checklist to help green-light your next idea by Rob Hope

So you have an itching side-project idea but struggling to justify if you should work on it. Here is a comprehensive guide I’ve put together to help decide if you should green-light that idea.

2. So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliche flawed -- preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work -- but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

3. How to Get Ideas and How to Measure by Stewart Butterfield & Adam D'Angelo

In this lecture, we're joined by Stewart Butterfield, founder and CEO of Slack, and Adam D'Angelo, founder and CEO of Quora. Sam and Stewart will explore the process of getting an idea, followed by Adam on tracking metrics for your company.

4. GV's Sprint Process in 90 Seconds by Google Ventures 

Join GV design partner Jake Knapp for a super-fast introduction to our sprint process. The big idea with the sprint is to build and test a prototype in just five days. It's kind of like fast-forwarding into the future so you can see how customers react before you invest all the time and expense of building a real product. Watch for a quick preview of the sprint process.

5. How to build your creative confidence by David Kelley

Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create.

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