Posts Tagged: Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs As Storytellers

I was reading an article on TNW about storytelling¬†and entrepreneurs. It really struck a chord with me because I have always enjoyed telling a good story. Usually, I deliver that story in written form. In the right situation though, I really enjoy telling the story verbally. While I knew that part of being an entrepreneur… Read more »

Outsourcing Your Startup

Nontechnical founders are often tempted to outsource the technical aspects of their startups. The reasons for doing this are varied and include: Don’t want to give up ownership Difficulty finding a technical cofounder Desire to maintain complete control of project direction Some people say that outsourcing a startup is hands down the worst idea you… Read more »

Suitcase Startup – Marketing

I checked back in to see how Chris Bradley was doing with his web show Suitcase Startup and his company Publicate. This week the focus was on marketing on a shoestring budget. The main findings of the episode were that you just have to create a product that delivers value and give the people that… Read more »

Being a Founder

While working on the initial stages of the stealth mode startup that I’m currently working on, I received an email from SlideShare with a presentation from Om Malik called Evolution of a Founder. I’ll embed that below, but before I do that, here was my big takeaway from the presentation. If you’re a founder, remember… Read more »

Coworking Spaces

For the past few years, I’ve spent a lot of time working from home. I’ve found that working from home provides a lot of advantages. It allows me a lot of flexibility. For example, I can take breaks to handle errands that can’t be dealt with outside business hours or I can take care of… Read more »

Suitcase Startup

First time entrepreneurs are always interesting to me because they have so much to learn. That is to say that they make some fantastic mistakes and achieve some inspiring results doing things that others believe can’t be done. In other words, they provide anyone willing to pay attention with a lot of education in a… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 3)

  The weekend has wrapped up, so I guess a wrap up is in order. First off, we didn’t win. We didn’t deserve to, frankly. Not based on our idea, but on our pitch. We just weren’t able to hone it down to the essence of our company. I guess that came down to the… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 2)

I really want to post something based upon the goings on of the day, but today is going to be a heads down kind of day, so here is a quick observation. It is going to be mighty difficult for the people I saw pitching yesterday to be able to deliver something significant in the… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 1)

I’ve always thought it was a shame that there never seemed to be much of a technology scene in the Monterey area. As close to the San Francisco Bay Area as we are, you would think there would be some bleed over. Not so. If anything, I think the proximity to the San Francisco Bay… Read more »