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 >>>
This past week was our spring break, and while it was no “break”, meaning it was as hectic as ever, there was time to get away. Today, returning to the up-early-workout-drop-kids-at-school-fight-traffic grind, I’m reminded of this story, which you may have heard:
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Once upon a time there were two men
Ask 10 people what “leadership” looks like and you’re likely to get 10 answers. Ask me, and I’ll tell you to lead by serving. But how do you do that? Isn’t “leading” all about getting out in front, giving orders, taking command, making the hard decisions, getting dirty, and all … Keep reading >>>
Enjoyed a great talk by Dr. Tim Irwin this morning at Men’s Fraternity in Atlanta. Dr. Irwin is the author of “Derailed“, a book about how some pretty famous leaders lost their positive influence, their job, their status, their power because they got derailed at their core.
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You haven’t lived as a business owner / entrepreneur until you’ve done the turnaround. Starting a new company is exciting, but turning around the business that you started and somehow let get away is mind-boggling. In getting through the turnaround, you are simultaneously admitting that you’ve totally messed up what … Keep reading >>>
The first time I started a company, the co-founder and I had some very good reasons for starting it:
We wanted to be our own bosses! We…well, that was about it.
That was way back in 1999. Thirteen years later, that company we originally started was acquired. Not your average … Keep reading >>>
In January of 2008, my company began creating a service relationship with a very large telecom/wi-fi … Keep reading >>>