The best entrepreneurs and the best executives in mature businesses have learned how to foster both high efficiency and high creativity, in a balance that keeps their business ahead of the pack on both sides of the equation.
Never ever do something you can’t afford financially or emotionally. That being said, some make emotional decisions over the idea of “free work.” As they say, “nothing in life is free.”
Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need […]
The cap table is a ledger of who owns stock in our company. If you and I are the only owners of the company, there are exactly two entries in the cap table. Easy peasy. But as the company grows, and we start handing stock out to more people, the accuracy of the cap table […]
Data in all formats will soon be the largest source of new opportunities for startups or death.
Since the initiation of Joyance Partners in 2016, our funds have pivoted forcefully toward the emerging science of health and happiness; our investments are now dominated by companies from those areas. We feel this is a shift dramatically in our and our investors’ interests. Health and happiness science is one of the most profound investment […]
How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy (marketquake)? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not just incremental evolution. They consistently take bold steps to stay ahead of the curve, often contrary to […]
In my role as a mentor to entrepreneurs and an angel investor, I find that too many are stuck in this myth that a good pitch, and good marketing content, should consist of more product features, and more hype on customer benefits. Naturally, these are important, but real winning content has to start with a […]
As a new business advisor and occasional investor, I get approached regularly by people who have a dream or a new business idea and are looking for support and money to make it a reality. They are usually short on specifics required for execution, so I have to tell them that the idea is the easy […]
In my experience as an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs in business, one of the biggest failures I see is a lack of self-leadership. You can’t lead a business to success if you can’t lead yourself. I define self-leadership as the capacity to set direction and make decisions, to positively drive your own performance. Leadership […]