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7 Ways to Drive Startup Success

Over the years, I’ve met with lots of founders and companies. Some have built great businesses and are looking for their strategic exit; others are just getting started and hoping to improve the odds of a good outcome. They’re in different places, but they’re dealing...

Inspire Your Team to Act Like Owners

An entrepreneur asked me a great question last week: “How do you get people to act like owners if you can’t provide equity?”    GIVE THEM A POWERFUL CAREER PATH & INVEST IN THEM People want direction; they want a career path. Great employees...

The Real Secret of Pursuing Greatness

Yes, there are good people doing good things all over the place. Good grades…check. Good school…check. Good experience…check. Good stories…check. Good job…check. It’s all good; not necessarily great; just…good. And there’s a difference. So, how do you consciously...

Speaking About Entrepreneurship

  After playing soccer, I turned down an acceptance to grad school. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. I had a friend whom I played soccer with who had joined a startup, and I joined him there. I fell in love with the startup vibe. Every day was dynamic. Every...

HUSTLE, It’s A Game Changer…

I’ve had several conversations over the past 48 hours about HUSTLE. Maybe it’s an obvious term to you, but it’s missing in many, many startups and even more entrepreneurs. In a world full of startups and a blizzard of competitive ideas/companies/products, etc., hustle...

That ONE Trait That You Really Need

  Several times a week someone asks me this question… What does it take to succeed as an entrepreneur? Sometimes people ask as they wonder if they have what it takes to quit their job and go for it… Other times they wonder if it’s something they can “learn” or...