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Atlanta

On Maintaining and Celebrating Traditions

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 >>>

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Atlanta

4 years and 2,000 pitches: Why I keep doing Pitch Practice

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 >>>

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Startups

When and how do you choose to go “all in” as the founder of your startup?

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 >>>

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Startups

On the exit of Uber’s founder & CEO, culture, and board oversight

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 >>>

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Startups

Every Startup needs something. If you don’t ask, you won’t get it.

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

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