If you don’t plan, then plan to fail. This week, Geoffrey Handley challenges the assumption that startup failure is good and emphasizes how founders shouldn’t settle for mediocre wins.

Having co-founded 5 companies with his brothers, and invested in 30 (including acquisitions from Twitter, Salesforce and AOL!), Geoffrey is able to switch between the perspective of an investor, entrepreneur and mentor. He offers advice on selecting mentors strategically as part of a grand master plan and underlines the importance of ignoring the doubters and beating the odds with a bold, scary vision.

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