Entries tagged "Startup"

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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I've seen a pitch or two in my day. In fact this weekend I saw five startup entrepreneurs pitching to raise capital and in those five pitches I witnessed seven common pitching mistakes. I'd seen these mistakes many times before. One lady made all seven of these errors in one Read More

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Eight months ago I joined a great company, 10Pearls as Chief Revenue Officer and in that time we doubled revenue, built scalable, innovative software and had some fun and as of today, I’ve accomplished what I came to do…. Got back in the Game – left consulting for doing Got Back In Read More

posted in category DC Tech

“We believe that by building our own in-house team we’ll be more valuable.” Well I believe that if you don’t get a quality product to market quickly, you’re going to get your clock cleaned. You’re going to be late to market. You’re going to have no revenue. You’re going to be Read More

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There are multiple reasons that outsourced development is gaining momentum and they include: Scale – Strong software resources are scarce and difficult to find. Good outsourced solutions can scale quickly.  Our teams at 10Pearls for instance are usually coding full speed ahead within two weeks of signing a contract. Team Fit Risk Read More

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Last week I did a leadership training session for rising leaders at Social Tables. In typical Don Berger's, Vincent-Lombardiesqe fashion, the class starts at 7:45 AM. Doesn't matter that I'm doing this gratis. If I want to collect my no-fee for my service, I have to get my ass out of Read More

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My mom's an 80 year old recent widow who's recovering from Cancer. I would have loved to be able to get to Florida a few weeks back to celebrate her birthday but since I couldn't be there I ordered flowers from 1-800-Flowers to be delivered to her on her birthday. When Read More

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Do you think it’s a extraordinary idea which makes a great company? Intelligence? Brilliance? Do you think It’s great execution? Is it grit or persistence? The answer is yes. Yes to all those things. Yet Luck is the single greatest success factor. According to studies from the Crank Institute, luck contributes over 74.3% to Read More

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