With Lyft’s and Uber’s recent IPOs and the pending IPOs of Silicon Valley unicorns like Airbnb, Pinterest, and Slack, the world shines a light on the mythical way in which Silicon Valley startups change the way we live and work. It’s storied founders, hard-driving teams, “asking forgiveness” as a business tactic, bottoms-up go-to-market, with San […]
Change is about the only thing constant in the world of startups. Despite their own focus on changing the world, they often forget that they too have to change rapidly and often as the market evolves. Too many find that out too late and are left chasing a rabbit that is long gone. The solution […]
Most startups soon degrade into the negative work environments of more mature businesses, unless they know how to change their approach right from the beginning, and continually focus on the key pillars of workplace transformation.
By opening communication channels, democratizing opinions and distributing content that much easier, the web changed the rules about how people consume content and communicate — not only with each other but also with brands.
As an advisor to many startups, I often see business principles espoused that may make sense for a large and established business trying to foster innovation but won’t work for a new startup. I’m a strong proponent of new entrepreneurs starting with a big vision and believing anything is possible—but I’m also a pragmatist who […]
“Even Walmart began webcasting certain parts of its annual meeting last year”… when Walmart starts transitioning into virtual meetings is this a sign that we all should?
In every business, especially new ones, quick and effective problem solving is a critical skill. The problems you face are more complex and moving faster than ever before, and the consequences of a poor or incomplete solution can be costly to your business, and well as to your community, human health, and the environment. What […]
Here is a set of considerations for every entrepreneur to consider when deciding when and how to create a board that has the most value to a specific CEO and a specific business.
Marketing is the engine that drives every business. In any given week, the number of newly verified leads should meet or exceed the number of discarded leads and closed deals if you want to grow your business. This means that you have got to be in constant marketing mode. You cannot take your foot off the […]
It’s a whole new world out there in the workplace. Millennials want work that matters, and don’t care for hierarchies. Boomers are coming back to work, but because of their experience, they may be insulted by constant feedback. All prefer more flexible hours, the chance to work from home, and the traditions of lifetime loyalty […]