In my work for The Combine, we are in the midst of doing early stage customer discovery for a project in the home energy space. That’s a really big space, so there are a lot of questions to ask, and a lot of room for responses. For example, did … Keep reading >>>
If you’re running a startup, one of the most important questions you must be able to answer at any and all stages of your business is “who is my customer?” If you don’t know who that is, you cannot find them, attract them, engage them, and ultimately do business with … 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 >>>