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5 Crazy But Life Changing Reflections

5 Crazy But Life Changing Reflections

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Life moves pretty fast….. sometimes it’s best to sit back and reflect on your priorities. The unintended consequence of a startup can be acceleration of everything around you.  It happens so fast, in fact, you end up losing perspective on more important aspects of life.  It’s easy to get out of bed each day, focus […]

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The Best Thing About Falling Is You Can’t Tell Which Way Is Down

The Best Thing About Falling Is You Can’t Tell Which Way Is Down

| April 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

Keeping with my recent trend of metaphors, a typical comment you hear from the startup community is “I just took the leap”, meaning someone just left their cushy job and took a huge risk to start a company. Starting a company can be one of the most exciting times in life, just like the first […]

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Leadership Lessons from George Washington

Leadership Lessons from George Washington

| April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

You may have heard the description that founding a company is like leading a volunteer army.  I couldn’t agree more and want to dive deeper into the analogy to see if we can pull out some useful nuggets. It’s true, most startups are formed by individuals who are passionate about their idea.  But, the fact […]

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Building A Killer Product Business On A Budget

Building A Killer Product Business On A Budget

| February 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

As as startup CEO I am always intrigued when I meet another entrepreneur fighting the good fight.  It’s a great opportunity to trade war stories and learn about other interesting industries.  But, I am more thouroughly impressed when I find out they are doing it the “hard way”. When I met Cameron wheeler, co-founder of […]

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Already Failed Your New Years Resolution?  Here’s A Better Idea

Already Failed Your New Years Resolution? Here’s A Better Idea

| February 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it?  Time to determine something about your life or business you want to change, figure out how to make it better, and then shout to the world “gosh darn it, I’m really going to do it this year.” Oh really? Most people tend to associate health, weight-loss, or […]

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Valuable Lessons Learned In The First Year As A Startup CEO

Valuable Lessons Learned In The First Year As A Startup CEO

| October 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

About a year ago I was approached by a stranger and was asked to join a Seattle startup.  This stranger, my soon-to-be-cofounder, asked me to take the CEO role in the startup, which unfortunately was named Order SM but eventually became Seconds. I remember it clear as day.  We met at a coffee shop in […]

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