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Building a Vision - Andrew Frame (Ooma)
Date: 5/16/2007
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): Andrew Frame
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Frame believes it is very rarely that startups build a vision. He insists that the vision is a combination of shared inputs among the leadership team. Frame describes how the company can achieve their vision by breaking it into
strategic imperatives and objectives. A vision statement is essential to keep the goals of the company aligned as it scales up.

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Building a Vision - Andrew Frame (Ooma)
Andrew Frame
5/16/2007
Summary: Frame believes it is very rarely that startups build a vision. He insists that the vision is a combination of shared inputs among the leadership team. Frame describes how the company can achieve their vision by breaking it into
strategic imperatives and objectives. A vision statement is essential to keep the goals of the company aligned as it scales up. Watch More
Building the Board of a Startup - Andrew Frame (Ooma)
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Summary: Frame talks about the vital role a board plays in a startup. He addresses entrepreneurs by asking them to make careful choices while looking for a board member. A board should clearly understand startups and know that as long as
the company is in the right direction, a few roadblocks do not hinder its progress. Watch More
Mentorship for an Entrepreneur - Andrew Frame (Ooma)
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Summary: Frame talks about the importance of giving and receiving mentorship. Mentors helps guide entrepreneurs through mistakes they can avoid. He provides insights from his personal experience and insists that Silicon Valley is a great
place to find mentors who can guide entrepreneurs along their career. Watch More
Mis-hires in a Startup - Andrew Frame (Ooma)
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Summary: Andrew Frame, CEO of Ooma, explains one of the biggest mistakes of most successful CEOs: delayed firing of an employee. He talks about the incredible damage that a mis-hire can cause to a company. He insists that an entrepreneur
should not rationalize about mis-hires, but instead seek to get an A-player to work for the company. Watch More
Recruiting Lessons for an Entrepreneur - Andrew Frame (Ooma)
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Summary: Andrew Frame, founder of Ooma, discusses the importance of building an efficient team in a startup. He talks about the differences in the process of recruiting executives and staff members. Frame also touches upon his unique
method of emotionally charging up potential employees about his firm before hiring them. He also cautions entrepreneurs of offering employment too soon as it might trigger auctioning for an employee. Watch More

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