All startups reflect those who create them. They take on a persona whether we like it or not. That persona is expressed with every site visit, email exchange, and transaction receipt. What persona are we putting out? What does our startup say about us?Read More
There's a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk. As a young entrepreneur, it's important to understand the differences. The trick is to avoid the former and get comfortable with the latter.
Here's how I see it...
Here's the question I want to try and answer in this post: What's the linchpin to creating a successful startup? In other words, what's absolutely "essential" to making your startup succeed?
It's not the idea. And it's not access to cash or distribution. Its...Read More
Focusing is downright hard; it's like working out. We all know it's good for us; we all know we should do it, yet few of us do.
At the time it doesn't seem like a big deal to break focus. It's only when we wake up years later and begin taking inventory, that we realize how much time we've wasted on being reactive instead of proactive. Here are 3 reasons to fight for focus in your work...Read More
I want to create. I want to do work that matters – work that contributes. But what I've found is that I sabotage myself. I let myself get distracted or carried away by other people's wants or needs. Phone calls, emails, tweets, and texts clamor for my attention, pulling my pant leg, pleading, 'hold me!'Read More
The too-fast and too-furious pace of launching a startup breeds disease and dysfunction. Interpersonal issues like, a lack of clarity, being unaligned, fear of conflict, avoidance of accountability, and inattentiveness to results fester like open wounds.Read More