Category Archives: Start-Ups

The Startup Maze

I recently gave a talk at UW-Madison.  The presentation–part of WARF’s Entrepreneurons Series–was about entrepreneurship generally, and more specifically, about what it’s like to think up, launch and scale a start up.  It’s something I’ve done four times, and I really … Continue reading

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Find the Experts-How to use Podcasts & Curated Lists to get Smarter/Faster/Better

In my last post announcing my EIR role at American Family Ventures, I mentioned how much I value working shoulder to shoulder with smart people. Today, I want to highlight another method to surround yourself with brilliant people that can … Continue reading

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Why I’m Working at an Insurance Company

I just finished a year off. As I mentioned here (Why I’m Taking a Sabbatical), I set out to have an adventure with my family and to better answer the question “what am I on this earth to do?”  It was … Continue reading

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You might be an entrepreneur if . . .

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 … Continue reading

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Don’t Start a Company—Start a Movement

“The best founders aren’t starting companies, they are starting movements.” -Tony Conrad, Big Omaha Presentation I doubt that I’ll ever meet Tony Conrad to thank him personally for this quote. He oozes Silicon Valley cool in way that makes me suspect … Continue reading

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