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 […]

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, […]