Why Entrepreneurial Success Demands the Right Focus

And How the Wrong Focus Can Doom Your Venture

Tim Ferris asked the 30-year-old women’s tennis grand slam winner Maria Sharapova, “Where do you see the novice to intermediate players spending too much time or focusing too much? And where should they spend their time?” Sharapova answered, “They spend a lot of time on the outcome.” I was listening to a recent Tim Ferris […]

The Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Building a Winning Team

4 Critical Employee Traits Necessary for Success

“I want to keep people out, not let people in. I only want people who will be highly productive. The last thing I need is to pay someone $10,000 per month and get nothing for it,” said my brilliant entrepreneur friend Jim Grady. Jim Just Got Funding Jim closed his seed round at $1.4mm, which […]

3 Essential Skills to Being a Successful Executive

I remember sitting in a president’s meeting at Sterling Software. It was 1986 in Dallas, Texas. I was 33 years old and president of the vertical market software divisions. All twelve of us were in a glass conference room. We sat in our high back leather chairs edged up to a beautiful 30-foot oval mahogany […]

Welcome to Selfie Nation

Donald Trump Leads the Way

Donald Trump is who we are as a nation. We are self-promoting. We are confused. We don’t lead. We demand our way or drop people from our lives. We fill our homes with friends who think the way we think because it reinforces our beliefs and makes us look right. It makes us feel good […]

Why 35 Is the Golden Age for Blossoming into an Entrepreneur

5 Advantages You Have Over Twenty-Somethings

Something happens to a man at 35. I know because it happened to me, and it is still happening to men at that age. As an angel investor for almost 25 years, I continue to observe it. (I’m not sure about women. I can only speak as a man. If you’re a woman, I’d especially […]

Why the Impossible Connects the Most

A Tribute to David Cummings

I was lying in bed last night and checked my email one last time. I saw the daily email from my friend David Cummings and was shocked when I opened it. “Today marks blog post number 3,000! I’ve been blogging daily for over eight years, and it’s time to mark the end,” wrote David. David Cummings […]

How a New Heart Gave Life Perspective and Meaning

“Ten years ago, I had a heart transplant,” he said. It was 11:30 am when he walked into the Tuesday Bible study at the ATDC. Tall, thin, fit and energetic, he was one of those people you are drawn to. Something about him made him immediately likable. You know what I mean. I said, “Hi. I’m […]