Importance of Experience

Jeff Hawkins, Numenta

It helps to have experience under your belt before you start your own business, says Hawkins. You ought to have experience working for a good management team and give yourself time to have great mentors. You also have to learn to manage growth and success and how to deal with and anticipate bad times. In Hawkin’s experience, the vast majority of people that start companies and do so successfully have had past experiences that helped them.