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Description:  Wayne Gretzky famously said that a good hockey player plays where the puck is, while a great player skates plays where the puck is going to be. Yammer founderDavid Sacks says it’s the same with startups. The former PayPal COO says you don’t want to create the 20th version of something that already exists, you have to be innovative and stay ahead of the proverbial puck. “Startups always have to do that, you always have to be ahead of the curve,” he says.

Source:  Sprouter.com

Date: 12/28/2011

Link:  http://sprouter.com/blog/skate-to-where-the-puck-is-going-in-startups/#more-2699

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the thinking about start-ups and their likely success.
  • What message does this article send to entrepreneurs?

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