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Betrayal, Rage, Ambition, and Startup

I woke up wicked angry this morning. Like, can't get back to sleep angry. I don't know why. Well, I do know why, but I don't know why I'm hanging onto it. (9.26.18 )

What I Learned Each Time My Startups Failed

In a 20-year career as an entrepreneur, I've been lucky enough to have a few wins, including two big exits within 12 months. But I've also had my share of startup failures, and I learned more with those than I did with the successes. (9.19.18 )

How Entrepreneurs Learn to Build (and Rebuild) Their Company Roadmap

After building a dozen startups, I can tell you that the hardest thing about being an entrepreneur is that it's too easy to get caught up in what should be rather than what will be. (9.11.18 )

What I Learned Each Time My Startups Got Acquired

I've founded, co-founded, or been early at 12 startups in my career. Of those, eight were exits (six via acquisition), two stagnated, one was a dumpster fire, and one is still in play. (9.5.18 )

How To Get Fired

What do you do when your job sucks? I'll tell you what you don't do. You don't quit. That's a rookie mistake. Instead, you get yourself fired. (8.21.18 )


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I'm a career entrepreneur. 11 startups. Building Spiffy. Sold Automated Insights to Vista Equity Partners. Sold ExitEvent to Capitol Broadcasting. If you're curious, it's all in my LinkedIn.
I wrote a book on how to do startup (see below). I've written for national publications. I've spoken at SXSW a few times, NABShow, Columbia University, the United Nations, and other places. I blog at Medium.

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