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21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Key insights to starting and succeeding with your own business. Presented by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc.
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21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Key insights to starting and succeeding with your own business. Presented by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc.
428 reviews

Whether you aspire to start your own business or are a serial entrepreneur, this entrepreneurship training offers real-world insights that can be put into action. Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc, shares important lessons learned over his career, first by working with new companies then on to starting his own successful business. From the early stages of vetting your idea and raising money to hiring the best team and continuing to grow your business, this training offers poignant insights from a real entrepreneur that can be applied to any business.

Jason Lawrence Nazar is the Co-Founder and CEO of, which provides the best quality and widest selction of documents to start, grow and manage your small business and professional life.  Jason is also the creator and host of StartupsUncensored, the longest running and most widely atteneded technology gathering in southern California, which regularily brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, techies and investors.  Before starting Docstoc, he was a partner in a venture consulting firm in Los Angeles where he worked with dozens of startups. He holds a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities.  Jason was named one of the "Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles" by the LA Business Journal, but he's more proud of his three point shot and ping pong skills. 

    • Over 23 lectures and 2 hours of content!


  • SECTION 1:
    Course Materials
  • 1
    21 Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship eBook
    13 pages
    The full ebook of Jason Nazar's, presentation about his journey as an entrepreneur and talk about his philosophy of the 21 Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship.
  • 2
    Powerpoint Presentation for 21 Golden Rules for Entrepreneurship
    23 slides

    This is the powerpoint presentation used in 21 Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship presentation by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc.

  • 3
    21 Golden Rules

    Jason Nazar, co-founder and CEO of Docstoc, revisits his undergrad alma-matta to tell about his journey as an entrepreneur and talk about his philosophy of the 21 Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship.

  • 4
    Lesson 1 - I'll See It, When I Believe It

    The first lesson is a reveresal on the old adage, "I'll believe it when I see it," which is not how great entrepreneurs approach their life.

  • 5
    Lesson 2 - Perpetual Sense of Urgency

    A focus on the driving factor behind becoming successful.

  • 6
    Lesson 3 - The Only Variable You Can Control is Work Ethic

    Realizing how you can determine your level of success.

  • 7
    Lesson 4 - The 5 Step Sales Process

    Jason explains the guidelines for selling anything.

  • 8
    Lesson 5 - All Effort is Equal

    Jason explains how the same energy is used for creating anything.

  • 9
    Lesson 6 - You Don't Have to Have a Product to Sell a Product

    Jason helps to convey why you can exist in business without having a tangible product.

  • 10
    Lesson 7 - 10 Questions to Consider When Starting a Business

    The ideas and basics to help you start a company.

  • 11
    Lesson 8 - Court Mentors

    Why it's important to have a stable of mentors to help you succeed in your endeavors.

  • 12
    Lesson 9 - What's Your Why?

    Understanding the motivations for your actions and desires.

  • 13
    Lesson 10 - Entrepreneurs Sell Ether

    Jason details how a successful entrepreneur can sell an idea before selling an actual product.

  • 14
    Lesson 11 - Ideas Don't Matter, Execution Does

    A look at why it's more important to focus on the how rather than the what.

  • 15
    Lesson 12 - Speed and Momentum: The Power of Now

    Jason explains the pitfalls most companies fall victim to when starting out.

  • 16
    Lesson 13 - The Entrepreneur's Dilemma

    Jason talks about the obstacles most entrepreneurs face when starting a company.

  • 17
    Lesson 14 - Make Your Product Different and Better

    Demonstrating why it's more important to build and improve on existing products rather than trying to create something truly unique.

  • 18
    Lesson 15 - Keep It Lean

    Jason discusses the ideas behind the book The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries.

  • 19
    Lesson 16 - First, Sell Yourself

    Explaining why the most important thing an entrepreneur can use to sell is themself.

  • 20
    Lesson 17 - Be Sincere & Exceed Expectations

    Jason discusses the ways to impress your customers and board members.

  • 21
    Lesson 18 - 10 Lesson Startups Can Learn from Superheros

    Jason talks through the correlations he makes with superheros and how he utilizes them with his employees.

  • 22
    Lesson 19 - The One Most Important Thing

    Jason explains why it's benneficial to have one main focus above all others.

  • 23
    Lesson 20 - Certainty: You'll See it When You Believe It

    Jason finishes with explaining why you need to be confident in what you set out to do in order to succeed.


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  • Joseph Blanche
    So True....thanks!

    Great information and so true..

  • Holly Longstroth
    Very Charismatic Speaker

    The message was very good and clear and I really appreciated it.

  • Mihir Benipuri
    Best Ever

    Jason explained the reasons why most businesses fail and how to achieve success in life and make the world a better place.

  • Linh Ta Linh Tinh

    awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome

  • Viktor
    Nice Talk

    Motivativ and helpfull Talk.

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