Starting a new business is fraught with challenges, and none of us has the bandwidth to kill them all. As an advisor to business owners and an occasional angel investor, my job is to separate the actual challenges from the common misconceptions that distract many promising entrepreneurs while building the leadership team required for your […]
True business success and leadership starts with real personal values, extends to building a team, and finally to inspiring customers and your community. That’s a huge leap from an entrepreneurial idea, to a product, to making money. Is it any wonder that the majority of startups fail? My job as a new business advisor is […]
With a 126 percent increase in stolen sensitive personal information, there is a growing population out there worried about all the people intent on hurting them.
The shock ripped through the industry, on almost every social media platform techies were bemoaning the loss of Anki. As a former robo-toy maker, I read the epitaph months earlier in the title of Lara Sorokanich’s Medium post, “Anki’s AI Robot Is a Delightful (and Expensive) Desk Toy.” When asked this week to comment, I could […]
If you’re looking to get hired in tech as a digital marketer, there are dozens of niches for you to choose from, from SEO marketing to content marketing to marketing automation, and beyond. No matter where you end up, you’ll need to know how to keep track of your progress and use numbers to demonstrate your results. That’s […]
Cybersecurity is an epic, ongoing battle in which the good guys are companies and consumers trying to be safe, and the bad guys are the evil hackers, criminals, and nation-state spies. The good guys are led into battle by Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their teams. To stay ahead of the bad guys, companies […]
Everyone has heard about the big potential for using artificial intelligence (AI) to expand your business, but many of the small businesses I mentor are still wary of embracing it, because they don’t understand how it works, and fear losing control and unintended consequences. My advice is that AI is here, so it behooves all […]
This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in LA for the first half of March 2019 featuring Gotham Green Partners.
If you want to learn how to sell, how to win in business, and how to get new customers, this article is for you. How To Sell In 2019 Sales, sales, sales. It’s something I don’t talk about enough, but it is absolutely the foundation of my career. I’m challenging myself to go deeper in […]
Imagine the thrill of purchasing your new home combined with the shock of receiving a check in the mail. If it sounds too good to be true, then you should check out proptech startup Padx, a consumer-centric real estate platform. This LA startup pays showing agents a flat fee for each home tour and receive collects a […]