How to deal with downturns in economy if you are a startup

Sequoia Capital held a meeting a few days ago with all of its portfolio companies, telling them how to adjust to current economic conditions. Somebody leaked the slides from the meeting (see link below). Very interesting. You have to get to slide 37 for anything resembling a hopeful message (Amazon.com and Salesforce.com’ s successful growth during the downturn of the early 2000’s).
Check here for the slides
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I also embedded the slides here:

CrunchBase a great resource

If you have not been to http://www.crunchbase.com/
. I highly suggest you check it out. Its like a startup/company encyclopedia. They give you widgets that you can add to your blogs as well such as the following one:

For some reason the widget does not show up correctly on the blog. In any case hope you will find it useful.