6 January 2015I've been fascinated to think about how entrepreneurship applies outside of Tech. And so it was great to go to TEDGlobal this year and get some inspiration. During some great conversatoins that I wrote about here, - TEDGlobal: 10 things I didn't expect to learn, and a question - a renowned and celebrated opera singer, Carla Dirlikov said she'd like to come to a Startup Secrets workshop, I said "yes, but only if you teach me afterward how to relate entrepreneurship to artists".
4 January 2015Helping entrepreneurs to share their Vision and Mission and define their Culture is a vital part of my work mentoring, teaching and of course investing. But the hardest part is that this is a "soft" subject! That's to say it's often difficult to quantify or even qualify. Yet we all know it's critical. So in this year's class I was determined to find real world examples of people who'd created the vital linkage to Execution. Enter Mike Duffy, a wonderful guy and a great CEO who has done that in a tough turnaround situation and is doing it again from scratch...
1 January 2015
In a recent tweet @molly_delaney asked if she could "hear more from entrepreneurs!" Yes! Please! Allow me to introduce some examples and ask for more...
Learning from the voice of the entrepreneur...I have no job without entrepreneurs. I respect the voice of entrepreneurs and innovators above all. I know that in my few decades of entrepreneurship that what really mattered was hearing relevant, practical examples and stories of business building from other entrepreneurs, innovators and peers I could relate to.