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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Imagination is more powerful than knowledge

April 1, 2015

I’m currently reading two books. Actually, I’m listening to one and reading another. The one I’m reading is the new Steve Jobs book, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader. The book I’m listening to when I drive or go for a run (via Audible), is Einstein: His Life […]

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Why I’m excited to get the new Macbook

March 25, 2015

I’m currently using a Macbook Pro (15inch Retina) that I’ve had since the middle of 2012. And its still a fantastic machine, works great, with a big beautiful display. But I’ve long wanted a Macbook Air, mostly for the long battery life that they get. Plus, the Air is designed for ultimate portability, which is […]

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Video of the Charles Brewer / Advice For Good event

March 23, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended the Advice For Good event with Charles Brewer on March 2nd. We had close to 100 people attend to hear Charles talk about his story! As some of you know, I was meant to be interviewing Charles but ended up getting very sick that day and asked my good friend, Sanjay […]

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What I’m betting on in 2015

March 12, 2015

Every entrepreneur and CEO is making bets. Maybe they aren’t doing it publicly, or even consciously, but they’re making bets. Maybe its a bet that they’ll nail their IPO, or finally figure out their product market fit, or that they’ll double in size, but they’re making bets. That’s what we do. I couldn’t be more […]

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Winning the MAX Awards

March 6, 2015

Wow, humbled doesn’t begin to describe the way I feel right now. This morning, only a few hours ago, Dragon Army was awarded the grand prize of the MAX Awards, the annual Marketing Awards for Excellence. We won for the campaign we ran last year with Arby’s in our game, Robots Love Ice Cream. I’ve dreamed […]

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Advice for starting a blog – Keep it short and write about YOU.

March 4, 2015

Last week, a friend (and fellow Match member) asked me what advice I’d give her as she’s considering creating a blog. I thought I’d share my response so that anyone else that is thinking about this can consider my comments. — First things first, you have to be able to keep it up once you start. […]

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Donating my birthday to build a home for a family in need #newstorycharity

February 27, 2015

I come into contact with startups all the time. Through speaking events (like this one I’m hosting next Monday night with Charles Brewer), hanging out at the Atlanta Tech Village, advising/mentoring through Advice For Good, or just generally hanging out where startup folks hang out. The startups that I’m always amazed by are the ones run by […]

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14 of my favorite business concepts from the Pixar book, Creativity Inc.

February 23, 2015

Creativity Inc. was the first book I finished in 2015 in my attempt to read more books this year (its one of my “resolutions”.) 12 books would be a good number, if I can get there. I just finished my second book, Same Kind of Different As Me (and if you happen to be like me and have […]

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