10 Startup Lessons You Won't Learn in School

It’s incredibly tough to get accepted to a top business school, but that’s okay, since the best startup school is the School of Hard Knocks, the institution where every applicant gets accepted (and no one ever truly graduates because there are always more lessons to be learned.)

Here is one of 10 lessons Danielle Newnham learned from interviewing dozens of tech entrepreneurs for her book, Mad Men of Mobile:

“Tell everyone about your idea. Entrepreneurs are notoriously paranoid. You may think that talking about your business idea on social networks will result in your competitors stealing your idea, but that won’t happen. Work on something that isn’t easy to replicate and ensure you have the right team to build it. Value is in the execution, not the idea.”

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About the Author: Jeff Haden learned much of what he knows about business and technology as he worked his way up in the manufacturing industry from forklift driver to manager of a 250-employee book plant. Everything else he picks up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest innovators and leaders he knows in business. He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list. He’d tell you which ones, but then he’d have to kill you.