Category: At Work

Change Your Point of View – A Poem About Success

Change Your Point of View – A Poem About Success

| September 22, 2014 | 1 Reply

My good friend, Adam Hudson, just finished putting on an incredible event called Radius, for entrepreneurs. The whole concept is that by elevating your thinking, your radius widens and you can see things from a different point of view. Pretty cool, right? I attended last year and he asked me to say a few words […]

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The Journey of Success: 5 Guidelines on Life, Love, and Business

The Journey of Success: 5 Guidelines on Life, Love, and Business

| September 11, 2014 | Reply

The Delta Sigma Pi chapter at San Diego State University asked me to speak to them about what I’ve learned about success, personal growth, and business. Here are five things I’ve learned about life, love, and business. What’s great about these guidelines is that they can apply in every area of your life. They are […]

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Tools to Help You Start a Business in San Diego

Tools to Help You Start a Business in San Diego

| September 4, 2014 | Reply

Here’s a quick video segment we did on KUSI-TV on a few helpful steps on starting your own business here in San Diego. There are a lot of tools and resources out there that can help you. Transcript David Davis: San Diego has a lot of opportunity when it comes to starting your own business. […]

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The Downtown San Diego Startup Tech Scene

The Downtown San Diego Startup Tech Scene

| August 28, 2014 | Reply

Here’s a video I’m a part of that talks about what’s going on in the downtown San Diego tech and innovation scene. Happy to be a contributor to helping grow San Diego’s economy.     Craig Sewing: We’re gonna be bringing on a guest here, Steven Cox with TakeLessons, CEO. Tell us about him. Seth […]

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A Goal Template for the Month: How to Get More Things Done

A Goal Template for the Month: How to Get More Things Done

| August 4, 2014 | Reply

Last week, one of my employees stopped by my desk and asked me if I had any recommendations on how she could better accomplish her goals during the upcoming month. She had been struggling figuring out what to work on and then taking action on the right things. Since it was the beginning of the […]

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AirBnB’s “Overnight” Success?

AirBnB’s “Overnight” Success?

| April 30, 2014 | Reply

In the Internet space, it’s so easy to get caught up in the big success story that comes piped in from Pando or TechCrunch that shows how a company went from zero to hero in an obscenely short amount of time. While it’s true that, on occasion, the ‘up and to the right’ explosive growth […]

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Cool Travel Apps for your iPhone or Android

Cool Travel Apps for your iPhone or Android

| April 25, 2014 | Reply

Here is my TV segment on San Diego 6 TV on cool travel apps. Below is the video and my write-up on the coolest travel apps I’ve found. Waze Both Android and iPhone – FREE Crowdsourcing – which means gathering information from communities and giving more people access to the information. So, this crowdsourced app […]

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Four Ways San Diego Can Continue to Build It’s Startup Ecosystem

Four Ways San Diego Can Continue to Build It’s Startup Ecosystem

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Reply

From day one, we’ve built TakeLessons right here in the heart of San Diego. Over the past few years, I’ve personally seen an explosion of activity as more and more people become interested in working for themselves, starting a company, and running after their dream. Compared to yesterday, San Diego’s technology and innovation scene has […]

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Use Doubt to Your Benefit

Use Doubt to Your Benefit

| April 14, 2014 | Reply

Doubt is one of those feeling that can be debilitating or serve a purpose when used correctly. Here’s an article on the subject I wrote for Fast Company. ** This article written by me was originally published in Fast Company magazine in April 2014 ** Doubt–at one point or another, every entrepreneur has experienced the […]

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San Diego – One of America’s Most Innovative Cities

San Diego – One of America’s Most Innovative Cities

| April 2, 2014 | Reply

Ahhh, San Diego. I’ve been a resident for over 15 years now and, hands down, the place rocks – both on the quality-of-life spectrum and the boundless opportunity. Recently, Inc. magazined ranked San Diego as top city for innovation. The city ranked #1 for patents in telecommunications and patents in golf (yes, we work hard […]

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Startup San Diego: Channel 6 TV News Segment

Startup San Diego: Channel 6 TV News Segment

| March 31, 2014 | Reply

Marc Bailey: Earlier this month, Forbes magazine ranked San Diego #1 as the best place in the nation to start a small business this year. The publication surveyed 50 big cities and surveyed small businesses. Among the criteria used, those in high growth areas, those with Facebook pages, those with websites, and those that accepted […]

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TakeLessons Secures $7mm in Venture Capital

TakeLessons Secures $7mm in Venture Capital

| March 25, 2014 | Reply

I’m happy to announce TakeLessons.com latest round of venture funding today. This round increases the total amount raised to $20mm and will allow us to accelerate our expansion into more categories outside of music, including tutoring, performing arts, and languages. We’ve even started to see new matches in categories such as welding, crocheting, robotics, and […]

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Upcoming Incubator Hosted By San Diego Venture Group

Upcoming Incubator Hosted By San Diego Venture Group

| March 14, 2014 | Reply

Thinking of starting a tech or internet company here in San Diego? When you start a company, there are a TON of things to consider: How will you raise capital? Who will form your team? How will you develop your product to fit market needs? What will your user interface look like? This list goes […]

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“What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?”

“What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?”

| March 11, 2014 | Reply

Each week at TakeLessons.com, I ask my employees a question. This activity gives us time together as a group and helps us all get to know each other better. We always ask questions that are structured around developing community within the company. Last week, I asked “What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?” Here were some […]

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Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 2)

Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 2)

| February 25, 2014 | Reply

In February 2014 Christy Wang, a student at MIT Sloan School of Management, interviewed Steven Cox, CEO and Founder of TakeLessons.com for her Entrepreneurship class. Here is the transcript of the interview. See Entrepreneur Startup Questons: Part 1 4. What makes a good startup business partner? Where can you find them? There’s a line that […]

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