Author Archives: John Bradberry

Psychology for Startups

  I’m finishing up a guest post for CoFounders Lab blog on psychological aspects of founding a startup.  I’ve worked with the topic quite a bit, but had not seen this excellent overview from Justin Singer via Slideshare – from … Continue reading

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Lean Startup Conference – Narrated Slides

Great experience last week at the 2012 Lean Startup Conference.  I’ll be digging through my notes for a while and plan to write a series of posts based on insights I gained while there.  For now, I’ve recorded a narration … Continue reading

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Psychological Undercurrents and the Lean Startup

  Heading to San Francisco in a few days for the Lean Startup Conference and am looking forward to being an Ignite speaker on Sunday night.  I’ll focus on psychological undercurrents that make or break a founder’s effectiveness in applying lean … Continue reading

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Give Your Idea Time to Take Flight — (Part 2 ): PERSONAL ENDURANCE

Get rich quick.  Swing for the fences.  Change the universe.  Do it now. These are the hopes that fuel many an entrepreneurial dream. But turning even the greatest idea into a viable, sustainable, and healthy business usually takes time. Lots … Continue reading

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One example is Philadelphia born couturier Ralph Rucci

Seriously! You are the country of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Victoria’s Secret!” There is also respect for American fashion design in France. One example is Philadelphia born couturier Ralph Rucci, who was invited to show his Chado line at … Continue reading

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SXSW 2012 Follow-up: How to be Extremely Passionate and Absolutely Realistic

Just returned home from the 2012 version of the annual stimulation-provocation-fest that is South by Southwest (SXSW).  Thank you to everyone who attended my solo talk on Saturday about the “war” between passion and realism. Great crowd – great engagement, input, and … Continue reading

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9 Reasons to Start a Business (and Why All Reasons are Not Created Equal)

  “He who has a why can endure any how.”                                                             … Continue reading

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Dodging the Passion Trap (2-minute video)

  “What’s your book about?“ I took some time today to pull together some slides from a few recent talks. This 2-minute piece (I hope) does a decent job of articulating the core premise of the book:     If you … Continue reading

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What is Your Entrepreneurial Profile? Find Out (for free) in the “Name That Tool” Contest

We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about the tool so far, but we’re looking for your best ideas for a new name. We hope that the tool’s name appeals both within academic settings (e.g., business schools and entrepreneur programs) and within the broader world of startups and high-growth businesses. Continue reading

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“6 Secrets . . . 5 Founders” (Excerpted)

On September 1, in partnership with Charlotte’s Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) Council, I was honored to pull together four founders and investors, all featured in my recent book, to share observations and lessons from a multitude of startup launches … Continue reading

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