How to Find Minimum Viable Happiness

I know that someday my startup can achieve all of my life dreams and make me happy (right?). But right now everything is a mess and I feel like crap. What can I do to get my head around some goals that can get me fired up again to press on?

Startup Culture is a Reflection of its Founders

The culture of my startup is starting to head south. People are starting to get real toxic, everyone’s complaining that they are overworked, and the vibe is getting really bad. Where is all this coming from and how do I change course?

6 Positive Steps for Taking Control of Your Work Life

How to deal with the constant demands and requests that every business founder faces with pragmatic advice for dealing with the three pains of the brain (social, status, and priorities) that erode your control and your satisfaction with work that you really love to do.

7 Personal Decisions That Delineate Your Best Startup

Here is my list of key questions to ask yourself, to best route your passions to a business that will bring you more visibility and respect than pain.

Career Advice in a Pandemic

Empathy is needed now more than ever. Times are tough right now, that much is a given. But, that phrase, “times are tough” does nothing to help. No one has all of the answers, but we can all lend each other an ear and offer advice when necessary. Keep reading to hear Gary Vaynerchuk’s advice for anyone looking to switch careers during a pandemic. 

7 Negative Reactions to New Ideas and How to Prevail

In business, and in your personal life, the ability to anticipate and overcome criticism is one of the biggest differentiators between leaders, who make things happen, and followers, who may have great ideas but never seem to get things to go their way. In fact, leaders are not remembered for their dreams, aspirations, or intentions – they are remembered because they achieved results.

10 Strategies That Work Best for Serial Entrepreneurs

Every startup success is a function of great people, products, and profits. But there is no magic formula on how to bring these together a second time, but there are some good insights on the parameters in a classic startup business parable, Endless Encores.

Money Doesn’t Define a Successful Startup

Why are we perfectly comfortable using money as the metric for startup success at the expense of pretty much every other aspect of our lives? When we use money as the only metric, what other compromises are we making to get there, and frankly, is it even worth it?

Why Our Founder Reputation Matters

How does my reputation as a Founder (not my startup) affect me over the long term? If my reputation is tarnished, where will it hurt me? Where does that reputation really come from anyway and what can I do to develop it?

9 Different Approaches for Motivating a Startup Team

Very few people know their own leadership style, or strengths and weaknesses, despite their many years of living and working in the real world. To assess where you are, and to unlock your full potential, there are many courses available, as well as seminars and gurus, but a good place to start is a book on the subject, like the classic one from John Mattone, “Intelligent Leadership.”