Entries tagged "Startup"

There's a debate going on on the DCTech Facebook Page that takes place in every business discussion at Universities,  Business Forums, Magazines across this country. It's the double standard for which women are treated as founders in terms of gaining mentors or investors. What's even worse is that women practice Read More

posted in category Culture

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

posted in category DC Tech

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

posted in category Execution

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

posted in category Startup

What's in a like? It's a button press. A social media smile. It's a sign of appreciation... acceptance. It has meaning. Of something. Yet rarely of anything of any value. If likes were wishes and wishes were horses, like beggars would ride. "Please like my page!" "Please vote for me in this Read More

posted in category DC Tech

Recently in a little back and forth and friendly chiding between the Washington Post's Steven Overly and me on twitter, Steven derided me for hating on government involvement in startups which evolved to poking me for being a hater of most DCTech companies.  This just in: @glehel says Crystal Tech Fund Read More

posted in category DC Tech

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

posted in category Leadership

The three biggest lies...  The check's in the mail Something about something that is inappropriate for a business blog that involves bodily fluid I'm from the government and I'm hear to help you Lately, especially after the blog post, "DCTech Under a New Mayor," I've been accused by some of speaking out of both Read More

posted in category Startup

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