I was just reading Peter Thiel’s fascinating new book, Zero to One, in which he argues that the best startup businesses strive for a game changing technological breakthrough. Rather than work on small incremental enhancements, entrepreneurs should seek out quantum leaps that enable their companies to enjoy monopoly profits. Think Google. Not the 42nd e-commerce startup … Continue reading Want to be more creative? Go Running.
Remember Jeff Foxworthy's redneck bit? My favorite: You might be a redneck if you’re too drunk to go fishing. But seriously people. Thanks to Jeff we all know how to gauge our redneckness, but what about those of us who want to figure out whether they "might be" an entrepreneur? I meet with lots of new entrepreneurs and … Continue reading You might be an entrepreneur if . . .
My most recent start-up, a mobile planning application known as Nextt, is shutting down. “Starting a company is like throwing yourself off a cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down.” Reid Hoffman, LinkedIN co-founder I’ve jumped off 4 cliffs in my career. On two occasions, I helped build teams that put together airplanes … Continue reading Nextt is no more—A postmortem