Why You Should Burn All Your Bridges and Never Have a Backup Plan

What do you see when you look at a successful human? I see a determination, definiteness of purpose, and plan that most people are too afraid to ever create for themselves. Have you ever met anyone wh...


Are Women Entrepreneurs Risk Averse?

  In a recent blog post Dr. Helen Smith raised a question about the differences between men and women in business. She asked, if women are more risk averse than men in business, will they be less ...


Becoming an Entrepreneur Doesn’t Have to Mean Risking Everything

  “No one has gone to school to be a CEO—you don’t learn this except by getting in there and figuring it out” ~Jerry Colonna (Venture Capitalist) I think there’s this notion that a certain ...


Start(up) After Answering These Three Questions on Risk

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, sacrificing everything to change the world. Let me know if this sounds familiar: A father of four risks his house and the livelihood of his wife and children in an effor...


Pump Up Your Risk-Tolerance Muscles

I’m going to take a wild guess that the majority of you included “exercise more” as one of your New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to take another wild guess that many of you haven’t done t...


Starting a Business? Do You Know the Real Risk?

Recently Jay Goltz, a blogger at The New York Times, published an article about the real numbers behind starting a business. He noted that many people who start businesses don’t do the full rese...