I attended a 3-day workshop with business coaching expert, Brian Tracy. I learned a lot, including this tip on time management – a necessary leadership skill for any entrepreneur.
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Here's a good article from Neil Patel (co-founder of KISSMetrics). He interviewed a few successful entrepreneurs that had built businesses worth at least $50 million to learn what some of their biggest mistakes were. By far, the reply that kept coming up is hiring the wrong people. It seems that just about everything else falls […]
The reason why you can't get in touch with a live person at most internet companies… (from "Lean Analytics" on Slideshare
I found this presentation on TechCrunch and Vator.TV. If you’re doing a startup, you’ll like this… Mint CEO Aaron Patzer on Startups from Techcrunch on Vimeo.
The Union Tribune ran a story on young web start-ups in San Diego and what they are doing to make the most out of the recession. TakeLessons was a featured company. "The company started working out of Cox's house. It now has offices, but not the $700 Aeron chairs that typified the excesses of the […]
I am constantly trying to learn from other people's mistakes. I already make so many of them myself that I work to cut down on my own by observing the missteps of others. Jeff Jarvis, a great writer and blooger, recently posted the following article about the newspaper industry. What resonates with me is the […]
Image via Wikipedia 6 Helpful Clues for CEOs by Guy Kawasaki. Read and see how your startup is doing. This reminds me how important it is to be blatantly honest with your business. You simply can’t believe your own hype. Deal with the reality you have, not the one you wish to have… 6 Helpful […]
I've been fortunate to be involved in several business start-up. Some have done well, others flopped. Some were well-funded, others were not. A natural inclination is to think that those companies that were well-funded did the best, but that's not always the case. Some of the most rewarding companies start off in a spare bedroom […]
I admit, I have an affinity towards macro economics. The study of how actions or inactions are interrelated on a global scale can keep my head buzzed for hours. Everything is connected. Perhaps there should be a "six degrees of separation" model made for finance and trade. That would be cool to see… One of […]
Guy Kawasaki has an excellent post on Plan B: Another way to grow your company. Over the past few years, I've seen so many companies with stars in their eyes. I know what it looks like – I've been there myself. Somehow, the idea of a big round of venture funding solidfies their existence and […]
Seth Godin, blogger/author, has a great piece on the current perils in the music industry. It’s amazing how clearly broken the model is to an outsider, yet insiders still persist on reveling in the past. What to learn from the music industry From the post: 1. Past performance is no guarantee of future successEvery single […]