In a famous Harvard study of 212 new ventures a few years ago, USC professor Noam Wasserman found that half the founders were no longer at the helm after three years, and over time 80% were forced out. That’s not an attractive statistic if you crave control and power.
While the value of customer data and research is undisputed, organizations are often not able to effectively leverage these insights across various departments and functions within a company. EnjoyHQ is the data repository that stores research and qualitative data from users, which is often generated from sources such as surveys, emails, live chat logs, and […]
It’s not uncommon for Founders to have all of their net worth tied up in their company without a real dollar to show for it. Our startup might be worth millions on paper, but is there a way to turn it into real money?
Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup. Yet I see this approach used all too often by new entrepreneurs, most of whom are not natural tyrants, but who are fighting to mask their own internal fears and insecurities about starting a business.
Traveling to six countries in eighteen days, I journeyed with the goal delving deeper into the roots of my family before World War II. As a child of refugees, my parents’ narrative is missing huge gaps of information. Still, more than seventy-eight years since the disappearance of my Grandmother and Uncles, we can only presume […]
Most entrepreneurs are quick to assert to potential investors that their product or solution will kill the competition, but unfortunately, your opinion alone is not enough to convince most experienced investors. They want quantifiable facts and figures on how your offering compares to recognized key players in your domain, and quotes from recognized third-party experts […]
Some entrepreneurs forget that talking is not communicating. Fortunately, these skills can be learned, and the barriers to communication can be overcome one by one.
Every traveler dreams of a free flight upgrade, but there is no official method to guarantee entrance into the land of extra space, legroom, and better food. Free, spontaneous upgrades are typically given to loyal customers, who have collected an impressive number of flyers miles and points. Upgrade Pack seeks to fix that through its app […]
For most, Bitcoin remains an enigma. I think part of the difficulty in understanding Bitcoin is that it’s not just one thing. Bitcoin can be many things, depending on how you look at it. Depending on the prism you look at the world throug