Entrepreneurs Have the Edge

Great article this week in the Wall Street Journal from the C-Suite (View from the Top) with several observations and comments from those who own the seats. What stood out for me were a couple of key lessons from the entrepreneurs that were interviewed. First … Read more

Intentional Culture – What is Yours?

I was giving a talk the other day at S.U.R.F Incubator in Seattle for startups and got an interesting question – what the heck is “intentional culture?” I asked several follow-up questions about the questioner’s background. He was on his third start-up. The other two … Read more

The Influencer and Connector Craze

I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Office Influencers are in High Demand” that talked about the efforts companies are making to engage, and dare I say “use,” those who are good connectors and in turn, good influencers. Salesforce.com has an … Read more

Fail Fast – and Start Over

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why some companies make it and others don’t – especially small entrepreneurial companies – and why some grow and others stay right where they started, with every day a struggle. I think it has to do with speed … Read more

The Entrepreneur in All of Us

I just finished reading Daniel Pink’s new book, “To Sell is Human,” where he discussed the fact that we are really always selling, whether we call it that or not.  He has some great tips on how to embrace selling, become better at it, and … Read more