Entries tagged "Culture"

When Marissa Mayer left Google for Yahoo she jumped off a Runaway Train and hopped aboard a speeding meteor crashing to earth. What works for a runaway train does not convey to crashing meteors. Runaway trains are exhilarating, out of control, rocket ships of momentum. Crashing through all barriers, picking up steam Read More

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In the world, there are certain immutable physical laws. We  all know them.  You know, you’ve got your Newton’s Law of Gravity, your  Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Moore’s Law…and now there’s Mr Cranky's Theorem of Agita and Angst. Newton – What goes up will come down Einstein – E = mc2 Moore – Computing performance will double every 2 Read More

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I hate to cut the lawn, so I don’t do it.  Here’s why: I spend a couple of hours and the lawn looks great for a day or two.  Yet in a week, I know I’m going to get out there again, sweat my butt off with the gnats, mosquitos Read More

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I write this post on the morning of Americas biggest sporting event of the year... the Super Bowl. In just a few hours two of the most talented teams in history will compete for the Championship of the National Football League (NFL). For the first time in 20 years two Read More

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No Worries I'm running a small company with headquarters in Denver and Brisbane Australia.  I'm in Brisbane with my Australian software engineering team and we're discussing the importance of our next release.  As a company we've burned through $64 million of other peoples money and our largest most important strategic partner Read More

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If leaders could only see ourselves through the eyes of others, we might understand why a recent Conference Board study found that less than 1/2 of US workers are happy with their jobs. It’s easy to see the faults of others and difficult to confront our own.  So here’s a list Read More

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There are hundreds of attributes that contribute to a start-up entrepreneur's success or failure.  When it comes to attitude and managing their own expectations I categorize entrepreneurs in 3 different buckets.   The Pessimist, "I will never succeed"- Let's not spend much time on this bucket as these folks are usually right.  Read More

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Internal Business Meetings Suck. They’re boring. They take a long time. They’re not fun. Nothing gets done. If you feel that way you’re doing it wrong.  Some tips for better meetings. Promptness - Close the door and start on time. Do something fun, share something interesting, make the beginning of the meeting Read More

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