The underdog mindset

The underdog mindset

1. You have the same number of hours as everyone else. You can’t do everything. You can’t be everywhere. Choose where you can win. Only play there.

2. The constraint increases creativity.

3. The small budget is not a problem. Small ideas are.

4. Underdogs can take risks.

5. The role of the founder is to tell the story.

6. Never underestimate the importance of the story.

7. Skills can be taught. Hunger can’t. Hire for hunger.

8. Have a big enemy. And it’s not another brand.

9. A small team travels fast. Speed matters

10. Make the journey fun.

David Hieatt

David Hieatt

Bankrupt at 16. Thrown out of college at 18. Joined Saatchi + Saatchi at 21. Started howies in 1995. Sold it to Timberland. Left. Started The Do Lectures. Started Hiut Denim Co.

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