Top 5 Best Practices from Philip James and Dennis Mortensen

In January, we held our first Best Practices event called “Recognizing and Capitalizing on Great Product and Startup Ideas” with guests Philip James and Dennis Mortensen.

Philip James

  • Founding CEO of Snooth, the largest online wine community
  • Founder of Lot18 (Wine Private Sales) and Co-Founder of Gramercy Labs, an NYC incubator with 4 portfolio companies
  • Climbed Everest in 2003 (Philip’s bio)

Dennis Mortensen

  • Started 4 ventures, Last one acquired by Yahoo!, First one by TJ Group (NASDAQ)
  • CEO, Founder of Visual Revenue, a Predictive Analytics Company for Media
  • Author of Data Driven Insights from Wiley (Dennis’ bio)

We had a great discussion, and here is the list of best practices from the event (this was our first Best Practices, so these were more of notable quotables than best practices):

  1. “We have a room full of spikes, and we have a pedestal in the middle which has the job.”
  2. “Personal tagline: Just [expletive]ing do it !”
  3. “Get it f**king done… execution wins over ideas”
  4. “Personal tagline: Only the brave.”
  5. “I execute one entrepreneurial idea at a time so I have the focus to overcome the inevitable adversity.”
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply