5 Crazy But Life Changing Reflections

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...


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

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 ...


Leadership Lessons from George Washington

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 nu...


Building A Killer Product Business On A Budget

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,...


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

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 “g...


Valuable Lessons Learned In The First Year As A Startup CEO

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...