Oops. Shouldn’t Have Told You Not to Work

I try to be results oriented as a manager. Well. Results AND values oriented. Focus on the results, and as long as you’re behaving consistent with TAGFEE, then we’re cool. I want to manage the work and not the people. I don’t care when/how/where you do your work so long as it is done on(…)

Influence

File this one under Peeves. And maybe under Startup Life. I bristle inside when someone says that they didn’t fix a problem or offer a solution because they “didn’t feel like they had the authority to make that decision.”  I’ve heard this a lot over the years. “If I was the Director of x,y,z, then(…)

Matt Blumberg’s Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business

Here’s a quick book review for Matt Blumberg’s new book, Startup CEO. Some of my favorite things about this book: It’s written in a pragmatic and engaging style, without jargon or filler. It includes actionable tips and frameworks for all aspects of managing a company. It has soul. It’s not just about increasing wealth. It’s(…)

Accidental Entrepreneurship

Chris Devore wrote a post about a month ago that generated a lot of great discussion. In particular, this part: But as an investor, there’s only one kind of entrepreneur I want to back: the relentless, hungry, flawed, brilliant, monomaniacal freaks who actually believe they can do it better, smarter and bigger than anyone else(…)

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