Leadership

Listen up everyone, the land is that way!

Following up on my last post, If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it, there is another quote from the book, Creativity Inc., that extends the boat analogy: The director’s job is to say, “Land is that way.” Maybe land actually…

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Question: How do you personally deal with the pressures of getting your business off the ground, trying to sustain/grow, and the responsibility to do so for your investors and employees?

A friend asked me this question recently: How do you personally deal with the pressures of getting your business off the ground, trying to sustain/grow, and the responsibility to do so for your investors and employees? I think the most important aspect of pressure is how you deal with it. I certainly feel a responsibility…

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5 Questions For a New CEO: Joe Koufman, AgencySparks

This is the ninth installment of my “5 Questions for a CEO” series. The list so far: Raymond King, Zoo Atlanta Devon Wijesinghe, Insightpool Mark Feinberg, Uruut Simms Jenkins, BrightWave Marketing Rob Kischuk, PerfectPost Kyle Porter, SalesLoft Brett Jacobsen, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Jacqui Chew, iFusion Marketing Joe Koufman and I worked together at Engauge (after…

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I AM GOING TO CRUSH YOU

It was early 2001 and we were a five person web design company. We’d been “in business” since late 1998 but we were still kids, having started Spunlogic from our dorm room at UNC-Charlotte. By 2001, one of our major strategies was to work with other firms to help them produce websites. There was one…

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The secret ninja skill you need to be a successful entrepreneur

Grit (noun): Courage and resolve. Strength of character. The journey of starting a business – tech-related or otherwise – is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes Perseverance. Stamina. Resolve. Strength of Character. Determination. And most certainly, Courage. Grit is one of the most overlooked aspects of entrepreneurship. Can you hang on long enough to…

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