How to Find Your Advisory Board

Why Volunteers and Philanthropists Make the Best Advisors

“I need to build an advisory board for my company,” she said. I was meeting with Louise Wasilewski, an entrepreneur who started Acivilate. Louise is aiming to change the criminal justice system in America, state by state. She has created a SaaS based system which supports mobile interaction from parolees. The system guides the parolee […]

4 Questions That Reveal What’s Important To You

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

“The first thing I do with someone who asks me to mentor them is ask four questions,” said Alan Urech, one of the most dedicated and experienced mentors in the Atlanta startup community. Learning from Alan I was just leaving the Grace@Work Bible Study that met in the Atlanta Tech Village Speakeasy room off the […]

The Barometer of True Entrepreneurial Success

What Is Your Formula for Fun?

“I’m working as hard as I’ve ever worked, and it’s just not fun,” said Nick, a new entrepreneur. “Why not?” I asked. Applying Massive Effort “I put in a massive effort, and progress is measured incrementally. I want it all to go faster. I want to get the product done. Then I can sell it, […]

Please Help Me Inspire Thousands of Young Entrepreneurs

I am headed to Uganda to speak to more than 8,000 attendees at the 2017 Youth Ablaze Conference. The theme for this conference is “Igniting Kingdom Minded Entrepreneurs.” What advice do you give 21 to 26 year olds who are hungry to learn, apply and grow their first startup? Start a Company, Solve a Problem I […]

Are You Making Progress in Life?

How I Measure Myself

Twenty-five years ago I was in the midst of a complex and critical software development project. If it didn’t get completed on time, the business was screwed. Never Ending Parade I was talking to Doug, the lead developer. It was three in the morning, and we were at the office. I said, “All we do […]

My New Motto: Work hard. Play hard. Rest Hard.

Recently on a trip to Denver, I had a conversation with an entrepreneur, Mike (not his real name). Our chat that day stuck with me. “I deal with a lot of stress in building this business. It’s lonely and doesn’t go my way most of the time,” said Mike. “Sometimes I find myself looking for […]

What’s Your Company Culture?

It is crazy to me how outraged people are about the whole Uber scandal. Everyone who invested in Travis Kalanick, its founder and now former CEO, knew who he was. He hasn’t changed. Man of Vision They saw this incredibly talented young man with a vision to change the world in the developing share economy. […]