10 Thoughts on Success for Entrepreneurs plus Today’s Question

10. For the entrepreneur intent on success, the real money comes by staying the course. Go deeper in your expertise, set the pace, and expect good things to happen. 9. Sometimes God gets our attention by eliminating what is the focus of our attention and time. 8. You should live inside the industry you intend […]

Life Advice from a Navy SEAL

“Just don’t quit,” said my friend Tore Knos. He was giving me a tour of his home in Venice Beach, California. While in his home office, I saw a picture of him posing on one knee with his rifle in hand looking sternly at the camera. Dressed in green fatigues, camouflage Boonie hat, combat boots […]

George Washington: The Ideal President

As I walked around Washington D.C., I began to notice how George Washington continues to be venerated. It wasn’t because of his great victories. Or that he was our first president. It was because of his greatest accomplishment. When faced with the prospect of unlimited power, fame, and wealth, he chose to resign. He walked away […]

Startup Gates and Beyond

It took me 35 years to discover these Five Gates to Turning Your Idea Into a Successful Startup. If you enjoyed this series, share it with a friend. To catch up, go to paparelli.com. “We need a common language. We need a methodology we believe in and follow,” said my friend Mike who leads a startup […]

10 Rules for Hiring the Right People for Your Startup

10. Equity is the startup’s currency. 9. In the early stages, key people demand more equity. 8. People are an easy expense to add but hard to maintain. They are an even more difficult expense to eliminate. 7. Big contributors are always expensive. Reduce this expense by trading equity for salary. 6. The smart founder […]

Gate #5: Build a Profitable Company

It took me 35 years to discover these Five Gates to Turning your Idea into a Successful Startup. If you enjoy this series, share it with a friend. To catch up, go to paparelli.com. The email subject read, “Term Sheet.” Before I opened the email, I knew what was in it. The company I had invested […]

10 Thoughts on Becoming a Successful Entpreneur. Plus Today’s Question.

10. Stick to what you know and where you are successful. The wandering eye only sees the target in hindsight. 9. Keep doing what you are really good at and you’ll always build a valuable business. 8. John Wooden, “Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” 7. Your […]