The case for not deferring happiness

When is the last time you were truly “happy”? When was the last time you experienced real “joy”? I asked one of my CEOs this recently. He talked about the day he got married and when his kids were born. […]

read more

When to borrow to grow your business

I am often asked about when or if a company should take on debt to help grow their business. Here are my thoughts: Sources of Capital There are three source of capital to grow your business: Revenue – well, actually, […]

read more

How venture capital works

Do you understand how VC funds work? If you want to raise VC, it’s important to know this. Here’s how they work: Let’s take a $100M fund, called Acme Ventures. $100M is pretty small for VC funds these days, but […]

read more

The three phases of the CEO role

The CEO role evolves across 3 themes as you go from startup to scale: Phase 1: Product Until you have product-market fit, you are not really CEO. You are the product manager. Any time not spent in product is a […]

read more

The CEO is customer #1

The CEO is customer #1. This is something I say to my clients all the time. Anyone familiar with the concept of ‘servant leadership’ might not agree. So let me expand on this. In the startup world, all the biggest […]

read more

Cracking the CEO Code: Strategies for Success in the Toughest Exec Role

The only way to prepare to be a CEO is by being one. There is no school or university degree. You can’t get a Bachelor of CEOdom. Every other leadership role is based on specific functional expertise and has a […]

read more
1 2 3 16


Email :

Follow me:


Send Me A Message