Yesterday, my wife and kids and I celebrated 12 years since the day we returned home from 8 weeks in Kazakhstan adopting our two kids (now teenagers). Every year, we take the day (or maybe the week) off from everything, and spend the entire time celebrating by visiting someplace or … Keep reading >>>
Last week, we celebrated the 4th anniversary of the very first session of Pitch Practice. It’s been a really fun and fast 4 years and 2,000 pitches. Pitch Practice has been one of those things that kind of happened by accident. I did not plan to be “that pitch … Keep reading >>>
In a lunch conversation yesterday with a startup founder, we had a good long talk about going “all in” from several different perspectives. It’s a very tough decision, one that future founders haven’t experienced yet and past founders often have regret over or glee that they made the decision at … Keep reading >>>
Culture starts at the top. I could stop right there and call it a blog post. Travis Kalanik resigned yesterday as the CEO of Uber, after a number of Uber investors demanded he leave. Here are a few questions that, as a total outsider and customer of Uber, would ask … Keep reading >>>
In a conversation yesterday with a local entrepreneur about a year into his second startup, we both had a story to tell about how we didn’t think there was any way possible to get what we wanted in a certain situation. The two situations were remarkably similar.
There’s No Way… Keep reading >>>
If you live in or near Atlanta you’ve most likely heard the name Michael Coles. In our quest to change the way large enterprises go about innovating and disrupting themselves and their industries, we reached out … Keep reading >>>
I had a catch-up meeting today with a young professional who has been heads down in his very successful SaaS company, and thus out of “the startup scene” in and around Atlanta. His question is one that I’ve heard a number of times: how do I get plugged back in? … Keep reading >>>