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Rocket crashing into the ground
“Entrepreneur” sure sounds like a fancy-ass word. It comes straight from the City of Light, the Louvre, and cuisine — and few people outside of Paris pronounce it just right. It feels elite to call oneself an entrepreneur, akin to artist, poet, or angel investor. But don’t let the uppity title deceive you, because an...
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How the Best Product Owners Use Data to Build the Best Products Ever wondered how some companies consistently build features that you couldn’t live without but never knew you needed? It seems like magic, some sort of product manager voodoo that can only be tapped if your last name is Zuckerberg, Spiegel, Hansson, or Dorsey. The rest...
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How to Set Great Performance Metrics and Expectations. One of the most common frustrations among business professionals is performance metrics. Performance metrics are how employers value the contributions made by their employees and how employees clarify the expectations of their employer. It’s a simple tool that when used with intentionality can be a powerful asset...
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How to turn the company that you have into the company that you want. I’m blessed to be a part of an amazing community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries located in Northern California. We’re close enough to Silicon Valley to stay on the cutting edge of technology and far enough away to see the bigger picture...
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Mindbox Business Validation
At Mindbox, we work with a lot of very early-stage startups. In fact, we work with so many early-stage companies and founders that we built a SaaS platform to help them plan out their software. We call it Story Plans — and it’s pretty awesome. Working with startups attracts some really cool projects; it also attracts some...
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Entrepreneurship is a constant uphill battle rigged with traps, snares, and obstacles of all sizes. It’s a battle that rages tirelessly in the six inches between your ears. Most people never realize that the biggest obstacle in entrepreneurship is themselves, that it’s their own self-doubt that keeps them up late in the night or talks...
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Founder
Startup-ing isn’t for sissies. Period. There are a few qualities that must be present in every founder or the road will be long and tumultuous, leading you back to crafting resumes for corporate headhunters. Over the last 10 years, I’ve worked with over 120 startups from all over the globe, and it doesn’t matter where...
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I was 23 when I determined to live the life of an entrepreneur. Like many, I was seduced by the idea of independent wealth, “owning my time” and changing the world. But how I pursued those goals have often led me off course. I always believed that if I just worked harder and longer hours...
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