Today's Entrepreneur is Paresh Patel, Founder and CEO of VendScreen. According to his VEQ Paresh is a thought leader and is good at team motivation and technology design.
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I am a(n):
Companies I've founded or co-founded:
VendScreen, Triad Investments, Courtesy Vending, U Name it Graffix
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Most rewarding: Seeing the fruits of your labor -- knowing you made something or came up with something that didn't exist. Most frustrating: how people confuse hard work for luck.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not trusting their gut or instinct, or not knowing how to recognize it in the first place.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
- If you can envision it, you can make it happen.
- Almost everything is negotiable and with creative deal-making, negotiation doesn't have to be zero-sum - it can be win-win.
- "The harder I work, the luckier I get" quote is true. Hard work and planning make things look like they were easy to the outside observer.
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