Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

Are you obligated to disrupt someone else’s thinking?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
All the time, we talk to people with opinions vastly different from ours.
  • Whether you believe the only healthy diet is Atkin's, there is no higher power, red states all the way, or the only smart way to improve your standing in life is through personal branding, you no doubt have a few strongly differing opinions from that person you just talked to. But, where do you draw the line between making those differences an issue or not?
The old thought process was that you should give people as few chances to dislike you as possible.
  • Stick to only the kernel of your idea and nothing superfluous.… Read More

To safety net or not to safety net

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
owl It almost seems silly to start this post this way, but here we go... Times are bad. If you have a job, you could very likely be at risk of losing it. If you run your own company, you could just as likely be at risk of not being able to find business. So, what do you do? Too often in the last few months, I've read blog posts and tweets saying "Now is the perfect time to start a business."  Oftentimes, the reasoning is that innovation is what is needed to turn things around, and the implication… Read More

Repost: Angel Investment Presentation

Friday, December 26th, 2008

derek DEREK JOHNSON, CEO OF TATANGO, ASKED FOR MY INPUT ON A POST ABOUT PRESENTING TO ANGELS. I WAS HONORED TO BE ASKED, AND IN A MAD DASH OUT OF THE OFFICE ON CHRISTMAS EVE, I PUT IN MY TWO CENTS, SO PLEASE FORGIVE MY TYPOS AND GRAMMAR MISTAKES. I'M NORMALLY GOOD ABOUT THAT.  ;-)

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESENTING TO INVESTORS, FINDING FUNDING, ANGELS IN GENERAL, HOW TO GET YOUR STARTUP OFF THE GROUND, ETC, SHOOT… Read More