I have found some key things that you can do to prepare yourself, how a proper mindset can mitigate the pain, and put you back in control when problems arise.
I was asked by a very thoughtful B2B founder in our portfolio if he should be spending time building a downturn plan. It’s a great question, and one not to be taken lightly. At the time, things in the venture world were – and for the most part still are – going along swimmingly.
I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entrée for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want. Yet you may not be so sure where to start, and how to put it all together.
Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology or transforming society with a new process. But unfortunately, most of these ideas fail at the execution level or are not truly innovative.
Gary Vaynerchuk offers a few tips for anyone interested in starting or joining a family business.
In this age of constant change, I usually find myself writing about what has changed. Yet I find that periodically it pays to reflect on what hasn’t changed in business, probably won’t change in the foreseeable future, and is still critical to our success in our professional career, as well as the success of our business.
Why owners and executives fall into traps of inertia and the critical pragmatic leadership skills needed to regain the required momentum.
There was an interesting tweet thread started by Semil of HayStack about why he passes on some investments; personal, gut, intuitive feeling. I’m a big fan of him, his investments and his advice, so I wanted to expand on my thoughts around this. It is common for me to politely pass on an investment b/c […]
Your challenge as an entrepreneur and business leader is to discover ways to improve the fulfillment of your team, without turning back the clock on technology.
Failure is difficult for anyone. But it becomes a part of your story, often in positive ways.