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Entrepreneurship is a mental game - Mike Smerklo, Next Coast Ventures


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- How much mindset matters in running your business
- What to look for in a good mentor
- How Mike met Bill Campbell
- Self-awareness - fundamental block for your success

About Mike

Mike Smerklo has worked 100 hour weeks at Lehman Brothers, a job that he hated. Got hired by legendary entrepreneurs Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz as one of the first employees of their new startup, Loudcloud. Started his own company after acquiring a San Francisco startup and grew it into a successful 3,000-person publicly-traded business. He now heads Austin-based firm Next Coast Ventures.



by Aram Melkoumov