There is more to life than startups and all the excitement that goes with them.
Eight years ago today on June 29, 2005, my wife and I returned from an epic 56-day journey to Kazakhstan to adopt our two children. Below is the (very long) post from the night we … Keep reading >>>
What a great lineup tonight at Atlanta Startup Village! I love this event, and not just because of the free beer, but because we get to see and hear Atlanta startups tell their story in a non-pressurized, very low key manner.
And, since May when @jonnybird changed things up a … Keep reading >>>
I’m a huge Dave Ramsey fan, and try to emulate the principles he puts forth in his books, seminars, and daily radio show. One of Dave’s all-too-common sayings is, “Read the book: the Tortoise wins every time!” In other words, slow and steady wins the race every time. We … Keep reading >>>
If you are starting a business, you’re going to tell people about it. That’s how you get it rolling. But what do you say? If you’re stuck in an elevator with someone you know is an investor in your market sector, and he or she asks you “So, what do … Keep reading >>>
I can’t afford a SuperBowl commercial to launch my start up, can you? Even if I could, I’d be laughed out of startup land for wasting so much money on a one-shot deal, despite the fact that, if your 60 seconds are good, they’ll be seen on YouTube for years, … Keep reading >>>
Going a little deeper into the allegory of the startup that is “Cast Away“, here I’ll dig into point #3: Chuck Noland planned, built, launched, and grew his venture. I crammed those processes into one paragraph, which is ok for Inigo Montoya to sum up, but doesn’t nearly tell … Keep reading >>>
I’m still sick after all these years that Tom Hanks did not win an Oscar for his role in the movie “Cast Away”, but as I was running the streets of Roswell this morning, it occurred to me that the movie is the essence of how to do a startup.… Keep reading >>>
In the startup world, life is hectic. If this is your first startup, then you’re seeing & doing many things for the first time. If this is your 7th, you’re re-living things – good or bad – for the 7th time. Whether you’re the leader of a startup team or … Keep reading >>>
In the tech startup world, there are so many options for what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and who to do it with. I’m talking about building a new high tech business, of course. Many times, it’s like riding a bike, but that can be … Keep reading >>>
When you start a business, and seek capital, customers, or co-founders, you are telling (and selling) a story. That story has to be compelling. Unfortunately, your passion in telling a story does not always make the story compelling in and of itself. A good rule of thumb for “compelling” … Keep reading >>>