entrepreneurship

Make money or make meaning?

08.03.2016

Every company can have a mission and a vision. What are we about? What are we good at? But if you really want to think about your company’s direction, ask this very hard question… If my company did not exist, why would the world be not as good a place? This doesn’t mean you have […]

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Asseta, AngelList, and crowd-funding

10.28.2013

A lot has been written on crowdfunding and the rules changes that have come as a result of the JOBS Act. I think I’ve met more people who have written about it than have actually utilized it. Instead of reading about it, I wanted to actually participate as the best way to learn. I have […]

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Small-i ROI as Applied to Strategy

08.20.2010

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are all in search of a big return on their investment. How best to maximize my ROI? Many investing are looking for the big-R, the giant market. Where is there billions of dollars of opportunity? Surely, with billions on the table, we can grab a slice of it. There are […]

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Amazon.com’s Chief Lean Thinker

08.02.2010

This week I’ll be blogging about various things I’ve found around the internet. Of course, the volume of content continues to increase. I sometimes wonder if the rate of increase of garbage outpaces the good stuff. But there is plenty of good stuff as well. I’m always on the lookout for entrepreneurs that secretly double […]

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For Startups, How Much Process Is Too Much?

03.26.2010

Eric Ries, author of the StartupLessonsLearned.com blog, has been speaking and writing about lean startups. His particular focus is on software startups, and perhaps even more focused on those that are web-based and broadly distributed products. However, his thoughts on how to use lean principles such as experimentation, structure, and rapid learning in a startup […]

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My Most Successful Failure

02.03.2010

First, let me state that I don’t celebrate failure. But I do, as I wrote about last week in Fail, Learn, Lead, celebrate the learning that comes from failure. Blogger Jason Markow started the idea of #FAILweek with the idea that people can share their failures, their lessons from failures, their thoughts on failing. That’s […]

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Bloggers Friday Follows: Eric Ries

01.22.2010

If you’re on Twitter, you know of the tradition of the Friday Follow where you share who you follow so that others might benefit in the same way. I think the same think should apply to blogging. So I occasionally post a Bloggers Friday Follows of interesting bloggers that I enjoy reading, and enjoy learning […]

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Take Fridays Off, or Work While They Slack?

12.19.2009

Here are two contrasting points via video. One video is from Chris Brogan of ChrisBrogan.com. The other video is from Cameron Herold of BackPocket COO. Check out both the videos. Chris says work while they slack and you can distance yourself from the competition. Cameron says take Fridays off. No, that’s not the secret. His […]

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Jason Fried is a lean thinker

11.05.2009

Jason Fried of 37signals is a true lean thinker. Here’s how I know: If anyone ever writes us with a complaint, our stance is it’s our fault — for not being clear enough or not making something work the way it should. and some more of his thoughts: We rarely have meetings. I hate them. […]

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If Washington Developed Your Strategy?

10.30.2009

What happens when your team gets together to discuss strategy? Do you make clear decisions? Earlier this week there was a great post blog post on Entrepreneur.com by Tim Berry. Tim is one of my favorite bloggers about entrepreneurship and startups. This post was titled 5 Simple Obvious Truths About Business Strategy. Simple? Yes. Obvious? […]

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