|San Jose State University , BA , Finance, Minor in Econ|
I want to change the world.
It's frustrating that everything that you're trying to do, you've most likely never done before and so you feel lost, but ultimately, you find a way to leverage what you have and execute and the results are often very rewarding.
Focusing too much on one area of the business, when the focus should be somewhere else. For example, focusing on creating the best product ever and ignoring marketing, when you should really just create something good and not too over the top and then redirect efforts into your marketing strategy.
1. Creativity > $, if you're trying to get users, hire people, create partnerships
2. Negative Feedback > Positive, better to solicit feedback that you can act on to create a better product
3. Building relationships > building a company, you can't grow a company without the former
Paiman Vahdati is the Co-Founder of Flickflyer, a peer-to-peer marketplace that helps users sell items faster and easier through mobile video product descriptions. Prior to this, he was the Founder of Social-Flyer, an iPhone app that helps users create and share customized HTML flyers for online marketplaces. He is a graduate of Finance and Economics from San Jose State University, where he founded The National Society of Leadership and Success, a 300+ member organization dedicated to leadership, goal-setting, and community involvement. Paiman is a Meyers-Briggs certified practitioner, and enjoys volunteering his time to local organizations and supporting other Silicon Valley startups as an Elance Mobilizer.