Some investors seem to focus wholly on the strengths of the management team, or a sustainable competitive advantage, and in reality, these are the core attributes of every funding equation. While these may be necessary for funding, they may not be sufficient to make your startup the great success embodied in your vision. In the […]
There is and will always be questions about how to get in touch with investors who you want to pitch at every stage. Almost every panel, podcast, post etc will generally mention that a warm intro through someone they know is the best way.
Most people think that being the best requires more intelligence, more training, and more experience. In reality, in business or even in sports, the evidence is conclusive that it is as much about how you think, as what you do.
Most of you aspiring entrepreneurs have no idea how dramatically your own role has to evolve as you develop a solution, start a business, and expect it to scale into a successful self-managed company. You may have a strong product development background, but typically have minimal experience in hiring and leading team members and groups, […]
The traditional approach of implementing stable and repeatable processes, so that your business can run itself, no longer works.
I’m convinced that you can learn more from failure than success, so it pays to take these as lessons to improve your success odds before you start.
The requirements for success for entrepreneurs may indeed be not so much academic, but more a mindset of confidence, commitment, perseverance, and constant learning.
The public markets are continuing to go down, and the whispers of an upcoming recession are on Twitter, on Bloomberg, and in the private conversations. The experts are predicting the recession sometime between now, and the end of 2020. While I am no expert on Macroeconomics, I do know that it is prudent to plan […]
Starting and running a business is unpredictable, and has a high risk of failure. For people with a victim mentality, this fear of failure alone will almost certainly make it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In my career in business, I’ve found that the people you work with make all the difference. If everyone works well together, you all feel a sense of job satisfaction. If some people on the team are irritating to you and others, the whole environment becomes toxic, killing your motivation and the productivity of the […]
One of the biggest impediments to starting a new venture is the “terror barrier”. This is the imaginary barrier that always seems to appear at the critical point where we would step out ahead of peers or competitors, but fear causes us to stop short.