Lessons from Shark Tank

Lessons from Shark Tank

equity investing If you haven’t watched Shark Tank on CNBC, you are missing one heck of a show. It’s filled with the drama and ego of its rich and successful investor panel pitted against novice startup CEOs ranging from sweet little girls to guys who surf for a living....
by Apr 3, 2014 No Comments
The Elephant’s Dilemma

The Elephant’s Dilemma

Communication As a little boy, I loved going to the circus with my dad. It was Saturday and we stood in line in front of the animal tents, waiting to buy a ticket. I noticed the elephants were right in front of us. I always loved elephants and have been fascinated by stories of...
by Mar 20, 2014 No Comments
Why I Love Infomercials

Why I Love Infomercials

Leadership Stories True Confessions I have to admit a guilty pleasure: I love infomercials. Actually it’s worse than that. I love junk mail, too. I even love those live demos at the home show where they sell overpriced pots, pans, knives, and miracle window cleaning fluid. I enjoy...
by Mar 7, 2014 No Comments
The Entrepreneur’s 10 Commandments

The Entrepreneur’s 10 Commandments

Communication Is it easier or harder to start a company in 2014 than it was in 1985? This became the basis for a fun conversation among my friends and me as we enjoyed a good meal at a nice restaurant. As our evening progressed, the laughter drowned out the waiter as we shared...
by Feb 6, 2014 No Comments
The Golden Age of Failure

The Golden Age of Failure

Communication It’s bad, it’s tragic, it’s even horrible. To fail that is.  Seems like there’s a lot of it these days. Banks failing, cities and towns failing – even kids failing in school. How could any of this be good? Some Interesting Failures What...
by Dec 30, 2013 No Comments
How to Start Anything

How to Start Anything

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs are, by definition natural born starters. If you are one, you know  the passion of the process and the inevitable crush of reality that follows. You’ve always been this way. Your passion becomes all consuming and then the slow burn of commitment...
by Dec 23, 2013 No Comments
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