Author Archives: John Bradberry

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Radical Management – A Conversation with Steve Denning

I first met Steve Denning this past December at 800-CEO-READ‘s author Pow-Wow, an inspiring gathering at Milwaukee’s Iron Horse Hotel. Steve struck me as a friendly, unassuming person who didn’t want to stand out amid the bustling crowd of ambitious authors … Continue reading

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Give Your Venture Time to Take Flight

  Last month, to illustrate the importance of “staying power” in getting a new venture off the ground, I wrote a post about the patience displayed by President Obama’s national security team in tracking Osama Bin Laden. After years of painstaking … Continue reading

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Old School Startup Rules: 4 Business Fundamentals That Will Never Change

Our planet’s startup climate is being rapidly and radically reshaped. An aspiring entrepreneur can launch a global brand from his or her basement at a fraction of what it cost only a few years ago. Business ideas admired as highly … Continue reading

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The Bread of Business: What Enduring Human Need are You Addressing?

I was listening to American Public Media’s “Marketplace” radio program as I drove home recently, and I caught an intriguing story about the international market for American-grown wheat. The story starts with a profile of a wheat farmer from Washington … Continue reading

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Put Time on Your Side – A Lesson for Startup Founders from the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden

  “It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Albert Einstein When stories first began to pour out about the U.S. killing of Osama Bin Laden, one detail immediately struck me as especially remarkable: … Continue reading

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Book is for Sale! Thanks to All Who Made it Possible

My book, 6 Secrets to Startup Success, is now available through major booksellers. I’m proud of the finished product, excited about early feedback, and looking forward to your additional reactions and comments. Publishing a book is an imperfect process of … Continue reading

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Enchantment is Like Fitness: A Conversation with Guy Kawasaki

Last Friday, I enjoyed spending time on the phone with Guy Kawasaki, author of the just-released book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions.  Many years ago, Guy helped Apple Computer enchant the world as the company’s Chief Evangelist. He … Continue reading

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Want to Build a Company That Will Sell Someday? Consider These 7 Questions from the Start

I have often suggested to starry-eyed startup founders that they spend less time thinking about selling their future company and more time acquiring and understanding customers. Don’t be distracted by distant rainbows and pots of gold. Focus instead on fighting … Continue reading

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“Icarus Qualities” – 5 Essential Traits That Can Endanger Your Venture

I’m excited that that our team is closing in on the release of the Entrepreneur Core Characteristics Profile (ECCP), an empirically developed assessment tool that provides feedback on eleven personality characteristics associated with entrepreneurial success. I’ll be writing more about … Continue reading

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Congratulations to an Entrepreneur Who Made It

Early phase businesses can be treacherous. Of the millions of startups that are launched each year in the U.S., most fail or stall out within a few years. Too many of those that survive are led by fatigued and stressed-out … Continue reading

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