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Stop Waiting for Your Stroke of Genius, by Phil Libin

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-05

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,400+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel

In this episode of the Mentor Minute, Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote dispels the myth of how startups come up with original ideas and describes a better way to do it instead. 

To hear more from Phil, make sure to apply soon to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute where he will be mentoring a special Spring semester, alongside other top entrepreneurs, and aiming to launch the next billion dollar startup.

According to Phil;

A lot of people think that the way startups are started is that someone has a stroke of lightning and then they go do it. The reality is that this almost never happens. - Phil Libin


If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a company, apply to the Founder Institute today. We are currently accepting applications in the Silicon Valley and many other cities worldwide

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