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Entrepreneurship

Book: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

If you haven’t yet bought Ben Horowitz’s book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, go get it right now. It’s one of the best books you’ll ever read on entrepreneurship and being a CEO. If you are a CEO, read this book. If you aspire to be…

Entrepreneurs Math: (.9)^10 = 1

I had a wonderful time interviewing Larry Gold last night at Entrepreneurs Unplugged. Larry is a special guy and someone I learn from every time I’m with him. Among the many great stories he told, including a doozy about the time he was a sophomore at Yale, he had a powerful one about how entrepreneurs…

Sometimes You Have To Roll A Hard Six

Techstars is rolling out a short video program with some of the entrepreneurs and mentors favorite quotes. I recorded a few of them recently – my first one is up. I’m a huge Battlestar Galactica fan and think Commander William Adama has amazing leadership lessons for any entrepreneur. If you don’t know what “rolling the…

I’m A Talking Rubber Duck

Phin Barnes at First Round Capital just nails it today with his post To get the most out of your investors, turn them into rubber ducks.  Go read it – I’ll wait and will be here when you get back. I love Rubber Duck Debugging. I use this approach when writing, which I call “Writing with…

Business Love

“Passion is temporary. It doesn’t last long. Love is enduring. And that’s the important thing. If we all had love in our lives to the degree that we should, it would be much happier.” — UCLA Anderson | John Wooden Global Leadership Award ceremony (May 21, 2009) Last night I had dinner with my partners…