Startups aren’t everything

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 >>>

There is no silver bullet

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 >>>

Cast Away = Startups

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 >>>

What does "compelling" mean?

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 >>>