We need to recognize that all humans see reality differently through a built-in set of “cognitive biases,” based on their own unique background of experiences, training, and mental state.
Taking risks is part of the innovation process and creativity plays an integral role in this, but how do you create time for innovation in your company?
Business trust seems to be in short supply these days. Perhaps it’s because we are reminded daily of scams on the Internet that result from unscrupulous businesses and people. Yet if you run a business, you know things won’t get done, and most customers won’t buy unless they trust you. Thus, it’s critical to your […]
The highest rate of entrepreneurial growth over the last few years is not Gen-Y upstarts, but Boomers over the age of 50, now called encore entrepreneurs.
Some investors seem to focus wholly on the strengths of the management team, or a sustainable competitive advantage, and in reality, these are the core attributes of every funding equation. While these may be necessary for funding, they may not be sufficient to make your startup the great success embodied in your vision. In the […]
There is and will always be questions about how to get in touch with investors who you want to pitch at every stage. Almost every panel, podcast, post etc will generally mention that a warm intro through someone they know is the best way.
Most people think that being the best requires more intelligence, more training, and more experience. In reality, in business or even in sports, the evidence is conclusive that it is as much about how you think, as what you do.
Most of you aspiring entrepreneurs have no idea how dramatically your own role has to evolve as you develop a solution, start a business, and expect it to scale into a successful self-managed company. You may have a strong product development background, but typically have minimal experience in hiring and leading team members and groups, […]
The traditional approach of implementing stable and repeatable processes, so that your business can run itself, no longer works.
I’m convinced that you can learn more from failure than success, so it pays to take these as lessons to improve your success odds before you start.