The Talk of Shame

When the fear of my startup going under became dread, I turned to post mortem articles. There’s a vast collection of start-up autopsies littering the web, written by illuminated founders trying [...]

Job Crafting: Shape Your Job To You

“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through [...]

To Get Investment, Do Not Convince

Make Yourself Visible to Those Who Have the Same Beliefs Rather Than Try to Convince Others (Image: Network, 1973) If there is one thing that the US Presidential election confirmed for many, it [...]

Who’s On Your Ideal Co-Founding Team?

I should state my own bias (if it’s not clear enough already): In an ideal case, there can be between zero and one person on your startup’s founding team who is non-technical. On a two person [...]

Entrepreneur = DO

Building things well is hard and generally requires iteration and integrity as well as design, engineering, science, math and a bunch of other stuff from 3d printing to carpentry…and even [...]

The Startup With a Thousand Faces

Each startup is a unique story. Yet, like Joseph Campbell explained in his 1949 book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, stories share common threads. The main storyline, called “The Hero’s Journey” [...]