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Supermodels And Curing Cancer

Risk isn’t only for the brave… Risk gets a bad rap. For some reason the natural reaction is you have to be brave or crazy to be a risk taker…  The truth is, taking calculated risks or even swinging for the fences might just be the “smart” strategy. When job security...

Don’t Lie… You Are Scared To Death!

  Most people live in the middle of the pack. They don’t want to make too much noise or stand out too much. They dream and talk, but just don’t act… WHY? The reason is fear. They are scared… Fear of failure. Fear of losing money. Scared of being laughed at or...

Mac Lackey’s Startup Manifesto

Twenty years as an entrepreneur… many companies built, four sold… Lots of mistakes made and lessons learned. This is how I would boil it down to key lessons and things I try to live by… Here is the text if you want to format it for yourself: The...

The WALL (Or The Dip, Or The Treadmill)

People have given lots of names and visuals as well as provide many analogies about life as an entrepreneur… They do this for good reason. It is difficult to be entrepreneurs so we like to set expectations through things potential entrepreneurs can relate to. Even...

Why Should I Meet You? Or Care?

I’ve been traveling a great deal lately and as it happens, when I travel, emails pile up quicker. Important emails from family, things I need to read, emails from my team and then quite a few “hey, I’d love to pick your brain OR do you have time for coffee” type...

Ready Set… Fire… Repeat…

I get great responses when I blog or tweet about RISK…. You know why? Because deep down we all know we need to be taking risks. It is instinctual. It is part of our DNA. Amazing things (be that new lands or new lifesaving drugs) are rarely discovered walking a...