Hands Dirty and Knee Deep in the Messy, Risky Act of Creation

  I am most engaged, satisfied and passionate when I am getting my hands and mind dirty knee deep in the active creation process. It’s a risky, chaotic, intuitive process. Both in business and in life there are two differing positions that you can be in. Hands dirty and knee deep in it creating Or […]

Can You Hire an Entrepreneur?

There is a great deal of myth and legend surrounding the idea of entrepreneurs. Investors love entrepreneurs because we make them lots of money. Of course we lose them lots of money even more often. Employees love entrepreneurs because they create jobs and a culture that is inspiring and exciting. The media loves entrepreneurs because […]

The Perfect Pitch – Can You Really Get VC Laid In An Elevator?

There is a mythos surrounding the perfect pitch in the tech startup world.The mythical elevator pitch that you can whip out in under 30 seconds for that rare life changing moment when instead of getting your ass kicked by Solange you find that your elevator car mate is Marc Andreesen. You have practiced and polished […]

If Money Is Not the Object, What Is?

A friend on twitter asked me this question: What venture would you start if money was no object? I thought about it and realized that money has never been the object of why I started a venture. It is ALWAYS the roadblock and the downfall, but has not yet ever been the object. The Why. […]

Non Veni, Et Vidi, Vici – The Not Being There of the Modern Marketer

The traditional refrain of ‘you had to be there’ is thrown out quite often to impart the idea that ‘being there’ is essential to get the true impact of the story. Subtle nuance, implied head nods, semi-masked grimaces, political blow-back. it was all there for the naked eye to see and contemplate. Often what is […]

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