Category: Entrepreneur Insights

Brian Tracy Seminar Taught Me How To Delegate Effectively

Brian Tracy Seminar Taught Me How To Delegate Effectively

| March 21, 2010 | Reply

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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Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make – Hire Right

Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make – Hire Right

| March 2, 2010 | Reply

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 […]

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The reason why you can’t get in touch with a live person at most internet companies

The reason why you can’t get in touch with a live person at most internet companies

| February 18, 2010 | Reply

The reason why you can't get in touch with a live person at most internet companies… (from "Lean Analytics" on Slideshare

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Do you have a customer support problem? Make a video.

Do you have a customer support problem? Make a video.

| November 17, 2009 | Reply

A couple days ago, I needed to buy a couple shirts from Paul Fredrick, a men's quality clothier. I opened their website and tried to view some of the shirt details on my computer, but their zoom function wasn't working, and the100x100 pixel image wasn't giving me enough detail to make a decision. So, I […]

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Mint CEO Aaron Patzer discusses how to start a startup

Mint CEO Aaron Patzer discusses how to start a startup

| October 8, 2009 | Reply

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.

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Jeff Bezos – 3 Things He Learned

Jeff Bezos – 3 Things He Learned

| August 27, 2009 | Reply

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TakeLessons featured in San Diego Union Tribune Sunday Edition

TakeLessons featured in San Diego Union Tribune Sunday Edition

| May 17, 2009 | Reply

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 […]

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The Death of Newspapers?

The Death of Newspapers?

| April 22, 2009 | Reply

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 […]

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Progress

Progress

| February 20, 2009 | Reply

“Contentment is wanting what you have. Ambition is wanting what another has. Progress comes from wanting what nobody has.” – Bob Lewis

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6 Helpful Clues for CEOs | AlwaysOn

6 Helpful Clues for CEOs | AlwaysOn

| February 12, 2009 | Reply

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 […]

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The Satisfaction of Bootstrapping

The Satisfaction of Bootstrapping

| December 5, 2008 | Reply

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 […]

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Macro Economic Understanding of What’s Going On

Macro Economic Understanding of What’s Going On

| November 19, 2008 | Reply

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 […]

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Fundraising: Plan B

Fundraising: Plan B

| October 12, 2008 | Reply

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 […]

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The Music Industry

The Music Industry

| January 10, 2008 | Reply

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 […]

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Is the Grass Really Greener?

Is the Grass Really Greener?

| November 11, 2007 | 1 Reply

The grass may seem greener, and the pasture may seem larger somewhere else. But what I’ve learned is that I must be able to answer the question, “What is the value we’re creating that people are willing to pay for?”

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