Seven Lessons from Silicon Valley for Entrepreneurs Globally

As an entrepreneur based in Bangladesh, having worked at the intersection of technology and development on a range of issues over the last eight years (first at mPower and now at Jeeon), I have constantly been surprised how much we as social entrepreneurs try to box ourselves in a category of our own.

Yet, there are a lot of best practices in entrepreneurship, which apply just as much to the social variety. For that reason, I have always been interested in what successful Silicon Valley companies do well, and how that could be adapted or applied to our contexts. Below are a list of seven key lessons about entrepreneurship that I have been able to directly apply in my ventures.

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