Ideas are worthless!!! What entrepreneurs can learn from hip hop artists.

In the brilliant words of venture capitalist Paul Graham (of Y Combinator fame): A lot of would-be startup founders think the key to the whole process is the initial idea, and from that point all you have to do is execute. Venture capitalists know better. If you go to VC firms with a brilliant idea… Continue Reading

Sampling of the biggest mistakes startup leaders make

This topic has been in my drafts folder for a while. I take it to heart, because I find it important not to repeat mistakes I have seen others and myself make. My father always used to stress that he succeeded, because he chose to learn from mistakes of others rather than have to learn… Continue Reading

If your staff does not get it, neither will the customer!

I came across a fantastic post on Justin Levy’s That’s Great PR! blog. Since the most successful startups are in constant mode of evolution, internal communications are crucial. We can’t afford to not have 100% of our team behind us. The subject of internal marketing and communication strategies is important in any economy. One of… Continue Reading

Bubble 2.0 – ooops, we did it again!

We are going through Bubble 2.0. You would think we would have learned from the last bubble. There are ominous news everywhere, but I say it is just a correction that was long overdue (again). And again, just like last time, this correction will separate real leaders from those who just managed to BS their… Continue Reading

What can startups learn from MythBusters

My late father used to say that great idea is the one that many people come up with independently. So as I was watching MythBusters on the Discover Channel (my favorite show), reading David Armano’s blog post about unconventional marketing, and listening to Stephen Shapiro (innovation consultant) talk at our Revolve Nation entrepreneur networking event,… Continue Reading

If you are in a startup and have a title, you are not doing enough work…

Last November I was interviewing with a very stealthy (for a very good reason) startup in Boston. During my conversation with a co-founder Ellen (she is very stealthy too, so I will skip last name), I asked her what her title was. Her answer was something that has stuck with me to this day. She… Continue Reading

Evolve your irrelevant corporate website!

While on my vacation in La Jolla, I was able to catch up to some great blog posts I bookmarked in the last month. I follow Jeremiah Owyang via Twitter and I read almost all of his blog posts. One that just caught my eye was How To Evolve Your Irrelevant Corporate Website. The thought… Continue Reading

Welcome to the home of my new blog!

After spending some years with different types of companies, I feel the need to share lessons I have learned, mistakes I made, and successes that kept me going. You can expect me to provide you with extremely candid reviews, thoughts, and suggestions. I am not known to sugar-coat, so if you can’t stand the heat – get out of the kitchen. Continue Reading

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