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10 Key People in Startup Circle You Should be Following Now

posted by Raj Kumar Reddy December 6, 2015 0 comments

If you want to be the best, you have got to learn from the best. Here is the list of 10 people who have decades of experience and hard-earned knowledge in the business industry. They have a lot to share about how they built million dollar empires to the theories they developed over time to make business easy.

Here is the list of 10 key people to follow in startup scene(the list in alphabetical order).

1.Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy is a publisher of success magazine, interviews high performing CEO’s all over the world. Personal development expert for more than two decades now. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs.When it comes to inspiration nobody delivers it better than Darren Hardy.

“Almost every great achievement began with someone finally getting ticked off, saying, “Enough!” and standing up to fight-key people to follow

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2.Eric Ries

Eric Ries is known for his book “The Lean Startup” which helps startups to allocate resources efficiently. He is known as pioneer of Lean Startup Movement, helped many startups to adapt Lean Methodology

WE MUST LEARN WHAT CUSTOMERS REALLY WANT, NOT WHAT THEY SAY THEY WANT OR WHAT WE THINK THEY SHOULD WANT.-key people to follow

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3.Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is CEO at Vaynermedia, a social media marketing agency. He is a serial entrepreneur and advisor to many startups, grew his family’s wine business from
$3 million to $45 million in a short span by founding wine library. He hosts a show #AskGaryVee where he answers your questions about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship.

 Gary vaynerchuck quotes-key people to follow

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4.Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist at Canva.He is one of the veterans in marketing industry who is responsible for the marketing of Macintosh.
He popularized the word evangelism (the advanced form of word of mouth marketing) and has more than 5 million followers on social media.

Don’t wait for perfection. Good enough is good enough. There is time for refinement later. It’s not how great you start – it’s how great you end up – Guy Kawasaki-key people to follow

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5.Paul Graham

Paul Graham is co-founder at Y Combinator a seed accelerator, which is  referred as the “boot camp of startups” by Wired.
He guides many entrepreneurs to get funding. He  Co-founded  Viaweb which became Yahoo Store later.

You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible-key people to follow

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6.Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal, which is responsible for secure e-commerce money transactions. He even funded startups like Linkedin and Yelp and was first outside investor in Facebook.
He introduced Theil Fellowship, which grants $100,000 along with guidance and resources if you drop out of school and pursue startup, research or social work (cool isn’t it?)

“Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius.” ― Peter Thiel, Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future-key people to follow

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7.Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn and Co-led investments in companies like Groupon, coupons.com etc.. He strongly believes Entrepreneurship is a great way to improve the world and encourages many entrepreneurs

 “AN ENTREPRENEUR IS SOMEONE WHO JUMPS OFF A CLIFF AND BUILDS A PLANE ON THE WAY DOWN”-key people to follow

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8.Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of more than 18 best-selling books. He is considered as a marketing wizard and a great public speaker. He is known for changing the way people think about marketing and work

“Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.”― Seth Godin key people to follow

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9.Steve Blank

Steve Blank is a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur. His work constitutes of customer development methodology which is responsible for Lean startup movement. He is the author of bestsellers like The Startup Owner’s Manual and The Four Steps to the Epiphany

steve blank-key people to follow

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10.Verne Harnish:

Verne Harnish is the founder of Entrepreneurs Organization. He spent more than 30 years educating the entrepreneurs.

Verne Harnish quotes-key people

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