A few weeks with the new Apple Macbook

May 8, 2015

(The new Apple Macbooks. I have the one on the left – Space Gray) I’ve had the new Apple Macbook (that I was so excited to get) for a few weeks now, and I’m ready for my official review. As a reminder, the new Macbook (it’s not a “Pro”, and its not an “Air”, its […]

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11 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow #blindpost

May 5, 2015

This is a #blindpost on the Techcrunch article, “10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow.” Per the #blindpost rules, I took the headline and wrote my interpretation of it, without reading the article itself. And I added one more for good measure ;) 11 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow 1. Know your customer. And learn your customer […]

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The ability to stick it out

May 1, 2015

Earlier this week I gave a tour at the Atlanta Tech Village, which I love doing and always come away inspired from. On the tour I took my guess to meet three different start-ups in the building. The guests loved the interactions and came away incredibly excited and energized from getting to spend time with […]

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Being an action-oriented emailer

April 27, 2015

I’m not one of those people that hates email because it gets too overwhelming. I actually very much like email as it beats the alternative: unnecessary meetings, phone calls, etc. I see email as a terrific tool that allows me to work at my own pace, tackling tasks when they are most convenient to me. But […]

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Sticking with a blog

April 23, 2015

I’ll be honest, lately it has been really hard to find time to post on this blog. Between running Dragon Army, helping with the various non-profit initiatives I’m involved in, and spending quality time with my family, writing blog posts has taken a distant back seat. So why keep it up? I think this is […]

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The power of focus

April 17, 2015

The talk I gave earlier this week (here were my notes) was to a group of about 20 successful entrepreneurs. They were currently running businesses and the point of the event was for them to hear stories of passion and building momentum. One topic that they asked me a lot about was around focus. I told […]

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Notes for my keynote talk today

April 15, 2015

This morning I’m giving a keynote (i.e. kickoff) talk at an event, and the theme is around “Passion”. I like talking about passion :) I decided to do something different for this talk. Instead of using slides, I’ll have no slides, but I’ll have this page of notes to help guide me. I’m also going […]

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The Pop-Up Advisory Board

April 10, 2015

Earlier this week, I hit on the topic of co-founders / business partners, and advisory boards / mentors. Today I wanted to address a new concept that I recently tried out: The Pop-Up Advisory Board. A typical advisory board is a group of people that come together on a periodic basis to weigh in on […]

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Mentors and advisory boards

April 8, 2015

Earlier this week I wrote about having (or not having) a co-founder / business partner. Once you’ve figured that piece out, the next step would be making sure you have solid advice from people not working in your company. Mentor(s) My belief is, no matter who you are, you can always use a few good mentors in […]

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Should I have a business partner?

April 6, 2015

I was asked recently by an entrepreneur, “Should I have a business partner?” She had a young company that was starting to grow, but she was having trouble managing all the moving pieces while still focusing on growth. Her thinking was, maybe a business partner could help alleviate some of the responsibilities and pressure, giving her […]

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