Love starting and creating impactful new businesses that address a real need. I enjoy the early stages of a company - they are often the most dynamic, creative and fun, although they can be the most difficult also.
zendesk, splunk, instagram, quora
Frustrating: I want it designed, developed and deployed today. It can't be designed, developed and deployed today.
Rewarding: Seeing ordinary people benefit from the services we develop.
Too often I have seen entrepreneurs jump into a product without having done sufficient market research and planning. Doing upfront research on demand, competitors, scaleability etc is critical but often not implemented amidst all the enthusiasm for a new idea.
Persist, persist, persist
Entrepreneur and executive. Co-founder and joint CEO of Jemstep, a Silicon Valley start-up that takes the complexity out of investing by using technology to evaluate and identify your best investment options, helping you achieve success and reach your financial goals.You can follow Jemstep on Twitter@Jemstep and read its blog here http://www.jemstep.com/blog/.