If you don’t know where you are going. I don’t know the source of this quote, but a key responsibility of a mentor is to understand the goals and intentions of the entrepreneur. Without a deep understanding of where he or she wants to go you can’t be effective in helping them get there. And if they don’t understand where they are going then they have a problem you need to help them solve.
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General manager with significant experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Focus on media and information. On founding team of four venture-backed companies. Currently Chairman of Popsleuth, Inc., maker of the Endorfyn app for keeping fans updated on new stuff from their favorite artists.
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This quote is essentially a paraphrase of an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”