Entries tagged "Startup"

So the month of September 2015 started off with promise. The company I was working for, Surefire Social, had just been named to the Inc 500 as one of America's fastest growing companies. I was about to go on to a two week Eastern European river cruise. Life was good. Then Read More

posted in category Culture

it takes more than building it to succeed. Idea’s are a friggin dime a dozen,.. good ideas, great ideas, fantastic ideas, very very good ideas, awesome ideas, and oh yes…. BS crappy ideas too. Building a company around an idea, even an “awesome” idea does not guarantee success. In fact data Read More

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Last Week I was at a trade show in Dallas. Not some glamorous high tech soiree. I’m talking a builders show. Where people sell stuff that build stuff. Stuff that provides shelter. Stuff that fills a basic need. Stuff that people can't live without. You know kind of like that Read More

posted in category Technology

I've been reading about a plethora (<- don't know what that means but love how it sounds and makes me look studious) of new startups building new apps and it dawned on me that there should be a simple way of judging is the startup worthy. While looking at Trustify, an Read More

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Lately some phony, two-bit load-mouth wantrepreneur's been getting a lot of press for his latest soon-to-be-failure startup. Just last month, his prior unspeakable, high-visibility failure took a dump on its investors as that hyped-up turd finally got flushed down the toilet. Now here's the thing, this guy pretends his not-for-credit, anyone-with-a Read More

posted in category Musings

It happened. It came out of nowhere. Alarm bells started ringing. I could hear Lost In Space's, Robby the Robot in the back of my mind, “Warning Will Robinson Warning.” One of my Portfolio companies came out of Radio Silence. This company has not sent an update to investors in three 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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