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Aspirin and Pepto vs. Status and Riches

It must be easy. Print a t-shirt and go-public Startups in the past few years (and being an entrepreneur in general) have gained a surprising level of acceptance if not outright admiration by the general public. It is exciting to see, but it sure is much different...

When Entering The WHITEOUT…

                I’ve posted several times about “sprinting into the fog” to describe when things are a bit blurry and you are unsure… but what about those times you enter a complete whiteout? Entrepreneurs all have them… moments when you can’t tell up from down,...

Don’t Polish Brass On The Titanic

                  People who have worked in my startups have heard plenty of sayings and analogies I like to use (things like “walk them down the road”, “what moves the needle”, “sell with paper”, etc.) but one of the more recent ones I’ve grown fond of using is...

The $100 Ivy League Education

Business life for entrepreneurs (and others) is often about making decisions on limited data, trying new things and venturing into uncharted waters. This can be a scary process and you didn’t likely learn the answers in school… BUT there are answers. There are...

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...

I Really Hope For You To Fail…

Failure has a really bad rap… Why is this? Actually it starts when we are quite little. Our parents start feeling pressure somewhere around the time we turn 12 months old and the “expectations” start kicking in… Are you walking yet, because your cousin and...