I’ve watched tons of ‘once hot’ startups come and go, from Meerkat to Quibi, WeWork to Theranos. What are some of the things we can learn as Founders about how to manage our own startups when everyone is telling us how amazing we are? What are some of the pitfalls that come with the new hotness?
Effective delegation is a skill that we can all learn and benefit from, and improve on over time, through a new and continual focus on the following key principles.
Should we be talking about societal issues at work? Do leaders have the right to lock down what can or cannot be discussed at work? How can Founders and their staff find common ground?
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When I first got a job in venture as a Managing Director at Techstars, I loved meeting founding teams with two equal cofounders – one technical and one business-focused. It seemed obvious back then that a successful team needs to know how to build and how to sell and that this kind of composition of […]
I’m starting to wonder whether my co-founder is the right fit. At first, they seemed really engaged, and I thought we could build something great, but lately, I’m starting to second-guess partnering with them at all. How can I tell if this is the right person, and if it’s not — how do I get out of this?
Why can’t I find anyone to work at my startup that is as committed as I am as a Founder? I’ve created comp structures and upside, and yet I still feel like I’m the last person standing when it comes to really being committed to this thing. Is it me or is this just the way things at startups go?
Every entrepreneur tries to maximize his startup growth by building and selling more product and services for the widest geographic area that he or she can support. This strategy is called “organic growth,” yet it alone may yield only a fraction of the potential you could achieve, unless you add the additional strategies of partnerships […]
I’m thinking about raising money but I’m a little concerned about how having investors might change my potential path. I understand the upside of having investors, but are there some downsides I should be concerned about?
Gary Vaynerchuk shares some tips on how to approach influencer marketing in our marketing mix.