Ditch the pitch: Sh*t young startups should never say

Forget all those old ‘sh*t people say’ videos. It’s better to learn what you shouldn’t say, especially to potential investors. Plus, marketing ‘goonies,’ Mike and Ike reconcile, Twitter turns seven, and more.

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If Tom Hanks Forrest Gump taught me one thing, it’s that life is, indeed, like a box of chocolates. If Forrest Gump taught me two things, the second would be that “it happens“—”it” being the sh*t we’re sometimes forced to deal with on a daily basis.

This is especially true in the workplace, where thanks to a former and particularly popular tongue-in-cheek video meme, we’re already cognizant of the sh*t PR people and news reporter supposedly say. But what about the sh*t some of us shouldn’t say, especially when it comes to that big pitch? This is the subject matter of a recent guest post on Venture Beat that cautioned new startups and entrepreneurs on 10 things to never say when pitching potential business investors.

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