Why I Love My Pixelbook

I love consumer electronics. I am a devoted YouTube fan with subscriptions to CNET, The Verge, and Justin Tse. Justin is one of my favorites. He is likable, articulate with just the right amount of transparency. I have been working pretty hard to break free of Apple products. They are a great hardware company, but […]

How to Know Your Startup Idea Is Lousy

Sometimes Your Experience Does Not Matter

“We quit our jobs and started this company, and we would like your help,” said the entrepreneur and his partner. They are not recent college graduates. They are both smart, well educated, and about 40 years of age. They are married with kids, which includes houses, cars, and future education expenses. They left high paying […]

How the “Right Age” to Start a Company Has Changed

“There are no entrepreneurs over 40,” I stated. I said this over 20 years ago. The people I observed starting companies were in their late 20s to late 30s. This made sense to me. The people in this age group have a dream for greatness and the experience and drive to achieve it. Their families […]

What’s in It for Me?

I’ll never forget Joe Shy. He was a former Proctor & Gamble executive turned marketing consultant. I was 24 and a partner in an Atlanta software company. Joe was flipping through our sales collateral, and he looked me right in the eye and said, “What’s in it for me?” “What are you talking about?” I […]

What 40 Years of Goal Setting Has Taught Me

How to Stay Motivated Day After Day, Quarter After Quarter

“Life is a journey, not a destination,” I proclaimed to the whole company at a January kick-off meeting. In fact, I remember screwing this up and first saying, “Life is a destination, not a journey.” I quickly corrected what I said. I was 31 years old and didn’t even know what this meant. Masters of […]

5 Essentials I’ve Discovered for Blogging Success

These Are Critical for Creating Great Content

“Do you think I should write a blog?” asked my friend Brian. His grandfather was a huge influence in his life and still comes to mind as Brian lives out his faith, family, and business. Brian decided to record all the stories he could remember his grandfather telling him. Over time there were enough stories to […]

Shutting Down Inappropriate Behavior

3 Steps I’m Taking Now

“Did he just say that?” I asked myself. There were 32 angel investors in the room. We were in the midst of a lively Q&A having just been given an investor pitch from a female CEO. I was facilitating the session. The CEO adroitly fielded questions on market size, valuation, funding to-date, team, and more. […]

You Are Your Biggest Obstacle to Business Growth

“I always see a large growth in my paycheck after a burst of personal growth,” Julia told me. Julia Does MLM A little over two years ago, Julia Prescott, my daughter, became a representative for JuicePlus, a health product sold using multi-level marketing. Julia is a lawyer and MBA who before giving birth to our […]