Let’s Talk About Startups
The way I see it, if you’re not doing everything you can to succeed, you deserve to fail.
Yes, that’s harsh, but the startup path is not for everyone, so you won’t find me glossing over the realities, drudgery or pain. You also won’t find me hyping your prospects of joining the ranks of startup billionaires.
If you’re interested in a site that’s engaging, challenging, and perhaps myth-busting, then have a look around. You’ll find topics that illustrate common startup mistakes, provide actionable insight and deliver real-world mistake-avoidance techniques.
We’ll discuss startup stories in the news, dissect failures, analyze success and dive into topics like:
- Seed Money
- Product & Market Viability
- Managing Time
- Effective Hiring (Critical Firing)
- Maximizing Cash
- Handling Conflict
- Getting to Market
- Legal Traps
In our short-attention-span world, blog length suggestions run from short to long, from a few hundred words to several thousand. The consensus seems to be “it depends.” With those words of wisdom to guide my efforts, I’ve decided to do “all of the above.” You’ll find quick thoughts and tips designed to be consumed quickly, like Halloween “mini” candies (though probably not as sweet). Some posts will require more setup or backstory to make sense, and still others will fall into the feature article category – taking additional time to research, write, read and digest. In other words, something for everyone (eventually).
Here’s the bottom line – whether you’re an entrepreneur already climbing the mountain, about to take the leap, or you’re considering joining a startup team (or investing in one), this site will help set expectations and arm you with the tools you need to succeed. I think you’ll like what you find, and there’s a lot more on the way.
I also encourage you to share your thoughts, and personal experience by commenting on the blog posts and joining the mailing list. I hope that you will ask questions about what you read here, discover in my books or find threatening the survival of your startup.