What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Two Thrive...But How Does the Third Survive?

“He is not winning pitch contests anymore,” said my friend and fellow angel investor. I was in a discussion on the startups we’ve seen over the last year. I haven’t seen the entrepreneurs or heard from many of them in a while. I was wondering what happened to them. “What do you mean by that?” […]

Day One with Cancer

“Your prostate biopsies came back positive. You have prostate cancer,” said my urologist. Two weeks ago I had the biopsy procedure done. Yesterday as I was heading back to the doctor, I thought to myself, You need to stay in the present, in this moment. Jesus told you to focus on today as tomorrow has enough […]

My Candidate Lost the Election

But Won What Matters Most

It was an election night party. We had just learned our candidate, our leader, lost the election. The whole room grew quiet. All 500 of us specially invited guests. Quiet. It was eerie. And the room stayed quiet for what seemed like a long time. Then there were whispers, and people started to talk again. […]

10 Friday Thoughts on Life, Success, and Being an Entrepreneur

From My Notebook

Several thoughts have impressed themselves on me. Some I’ve jotted down and others not. Thoughts not written are soon lost. Thoughts lost are lessons lost. Lessons lost must be learned again. And so I write. Here are a few thoughts not lost. 10. The wise entrepreneur says, “I don’t have a lot of time for […]

“Who me? Of course not! Never!”

5 Truths About Pornography

It is available everywhere. It is legal. It takes seconds to become addicted. There are no outward symptoms after someone uses. It destroys relationships between men and women. It kills your relationship with God. “Turn that off. It’s pornography,” Kathy says as I am watching a TV show. “No it’s not,” I say to her. […]

10 Friday Thoughts For Success in Business and Life

From My Notebook

This week our startup community lost Reggie Bradford, a great man with an impeccable reputation. He loved God, his family, and his community. We’d all do well to follow his example. As I’ve been reflecting on life and work, here are 10 things I’ve jotted down. 10. What is the secret to being inspired at […]

How Greatness Comes From Taking Things Seriously

Serious Preparation Brings Major Change

Paul Judge stepped in to lead Venture Atlanta this week. His business partner, Alan Nance, who was this year’s chairman for the event, took ill with the flu. Having had just a day to prepare, Paul began his speech. In his introductory remarks, he explained why he was at the podium instead of Alan. After […]

10 Thoughts on the Entrepreneurial Life

From My Notebook

I love entrepreneurs. They are at the heart of what makes our economy great. They see a goal and push for it. Nothing stops them. They sacrifice themselves, their egos, their time, and their energy to see success. Here are 10 thoughts to inspire and encourage you in your quest for entrepreneurial greatness. 10. Good […]