1. Make It So
In difficult situations, Picard listens to his officers and gets their advice, but ultimately he takes ownership of the decision and is a fearless leader. You should be like this too.
2. Riker’s Beard
ST: TNG really took off once Riker grew his beard and played the trombone more. You should make sure someone on your team has a beard, it’s how you tell a good startup. For the follicly challenged a gingham/plaid/checked (yes there is a difference) shirt will suffice.
3. Sit Like Riker
Riker sits like a BOSS and established dominance by doing the over-chair leg swing. Most startups have IKEA Aeron chair knock-offs which would result in a nasty accident if you attempted this. So maybe splay your legs uncomfortably wide or sit on a table or something instead.
4. Avoid The Holodeck
Something always goes wrong on the holodeck. What is the holodeck? Projections. Don’t let *your* projections lead you astray! Nothing beats hard data (ed: giggity)
5. Shut Up Wesley!
If there’s someone super-smart on your team, you should just tell them to shut up. Nothing good will come from them.