Entries tagged "Entrepreneur"

It's not about the destination... it's about the journey. For the founder, for the team, a startup is like peeling an onion. Peeling away each layer. From the inside out. Yes the goal is about peeling that last layer and getting to daylight and yet when that's your total focus. Each layer Read More

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The other day I was sitting in a group of “thought leaders,” and I was surprised to hear a Harvard B school educated, “thought leading,” respected startup founder, ask "Thee Question." I'm talking the dumbest friggin question asked since humankind took to voice. The muy estúpida questionairo. The #1 ranked most Read More

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This is a Repost from July 13. I thought based on a significant increase in readership I might share the recipe that takes the raw ingredients of a starry-eyed, everything-is-beautiful, young wanabe startup entrepreneur into a realist...  Crankification It's 2003, I start the job in Herndon VA. Today there are 50 employees. Read More

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StartupLand in 2013 saw a year of BS words, BS activities, and few actual events of signicance. In DC we've seen the Fakers create the tone. The Makers retire to their garages where they continue to do the real stuff and the Newbies, following the pied pipers of bullshit. Here's hoping that Read More

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In case you haven’t noticed, I have an issue. Well, okay, I have many issues yet in this essay I’ll focus on just one of them. So back to the opening sentence: In case you haven’t noticed, I suck at spelling and grammar, I don’t know when and if to use Read More

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How can you tell if you're the real deal or just a Startup CEO wantrepreneur? 10 hints: Your expenses are over a million and your revenue is under 500K, and you pay yourself  handsomely You are Faking It until you’re Making It It’s everyone else’s fault you’re failing You pivot every time you exhale Your Read More

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Self doubt is a common issue for startup founders. Am I an entrepreneur or a wantreprenuer. Well thanks to modern neuroscience plus research and development by the organization, Startup Technology And Research On Leadership Employment (STARTHOLE) there is now a definitive professional assessment that will answer the question in minutes. Take Read More

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It’s every startup founder's dream... having a venture capital firm invest in your company.  Let’s celebrate! We’ve finally made it! We’re going to be big….. right? Well most likely not. First off only 20% of venture funded companies are considered a success by their investors, and of the those not every Read More

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