As a startup founder, it can be tempting to get caught up in the hype of fast growth and flashy metrics. After all, these are the things that often catch the attention of investors and the media. But it's important to remember that true success for a startup is not just about accumulating vanity metrics, … Continue reading Building something meaningful
The past few years I‘ve gone through a significant change not only in mind-set but more importantly in the words and actions I use. Growing up in California, I have the typical optimistic and overly enthusiastic attitude about a positive future that defines us on the west coast. The major change in my life isn’t … Continue reading What if…
Adjusting your mindset
Growing a company has so many daily struggles, it’s important to not only have the right structure which allows growth to be possible, but also to have the right mindset. Speaking with a mentor or someone with Startup experience is always a major help when identifying and later focusing on attributes to help keep … Continue reading Adjusting your mindset
If you can‘t sell it, they won‘t buy it!
I was speaking with a founder the other day, trying to understand his business. Let's just say I had to lead him the entire conversation... and I mean literally! After he introduced himself and explained his company, it took me what felt like 50 follow up questions to understand what he was building 🙄 In … Continue reading If you can‘t sell it, they won‘t buy it!
Leonardo you fool!
"I know that I know nothing" is a famous quote by Socrates. Leonardo was of a similar viewpoint throughout his life. What does this actually mean? The more we know, the more we understand that we don't know. Let that sink in for a minute. This is a tremendously humbling feeling which I get quite … Continue reading Leonardo you fool!
Passion becomes pancakes with Richard
Starting a company today is pretty easy – just get a domain, support it with AWS, think of a cool business, and you’re off. You’ll be rich in no time. In fact there is so much money out there now, you don’t even have to scale your business, just offer an ICO and someone will … Continue reading Passion becomes pancakes with Richard