A Google Docs interview with Richard Simms, co-founder of Tech Talent South

October 8, 2014

This is my first “Google Docs” interview, which means I conducted it entirely over Google Docs. I realized that I enjoy interviewing startup friends about their business, but sending them a bunch of questions and having them reply didn’t allow for me to react to their answers, and honestly, if I actually interviewed them over […]

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I’m getting excited about this year’s Venture Atlanta conference

October 3, 2014

Venture Atlanta is by far my favorite startup event of the year. It’s the largest culmination of entrepreneurs and investors in the Southeast. Each year the list of presenting companies gets better and this year is certainly no exception. Fortunately, David Cummings put a list of the companies on his blog, so I grabbed them […]

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That time I was interviewed on NPR

September 30, 2014

A few weeks back I was interviewed by an old friend, Bill Nigut, on his radio show, Two Way Street. I was honored to be asked and then, to realize I was on the same segment as the great Clark Howard, I was blown away. The segment aired this past Saturday on NPR! Here is […]

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10 Mistakes I’ve Made So You Won’t Have To – the PDF version thanks to Foundr Magazine

September 29, 2014

The publisher of Foundr Magazine reached out to me and asked if they could publish my blog post, Ten Mistakes I’ve Made So You Won’t Have To, in their October issue. And they were kind enough to send me a PDF of the article, which they did a fantastic job of making look much better than […]

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Startup CEOs should not play the odds

September 26, 2014

I’m in the middle of the book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz, and I LOVE IT. It will almost definitely make my list of books I recommend. The above quote is spot on about the mindset that a CEO / entrepreneur must have. […]

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Think of your startup like a beach volleyball team

September 24, 2014

I had the great fortune last week to be able to meet Stanford Business School professor, Huggy Rao. What an amazing guy and rest assured, I’ll be referencing him in many blog posts in the future as I have pages upon pages of notes from his talk, plus I’m reading his book, Scaling Up Excellence, […]

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Yes, this.

September 21, 2014
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A contrary view on getting into business with your friends

September 15, 2014

As is the case with every post on this blog, I can only speak from my personal experience. But in my experience, getting into business with friends is the best way to do it. I started my first company (Spunlogic) back in college with two of my best friends. We were such good friends that we […]

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I was blown away when I visited the Center for Civic Innovation!

September 10, 2014

I get to hear about a lot of great non-profit / community efforts in Atlanta. One thing I love about this city is it really embraces “giving back”. This week I met with an amazing guy (Rohit) who has started The Center for Civic Innovation, and I was BLOWN AWAY. Freaking awesome concept. According to the […]

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What it will take for the iPhone 6 to get me back

September 8, 2014

Will Apple introduce a killer iWatch tomorrow?  Tomorrow at 1pm EST is the big Apple event where there will be new iPhones, new iPads and likely, the iWatch. You can watch it live via the Apple website. I’ve been asked by a lot of my friends if I’m considering switching back to the iPhone after […]

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