Category Archives: Founder Readiness

For Startups, Feeling Good Is Not the Same as Progress

Note: We recently re-acquired full rights to my book 6 Secrets to Startup Success (AMACOM, 2011) in order to refresh, enhance and re-purpose the content. Below is the first in a series of revised excerpts from the book (new Kindle version available … 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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Founder Profile 2.0 + Research Opportunity

Strange as it seems, being around 600+ people helps me come up for air and reflect a bit, so here’s a quick update from the floor of the Southeast Venture Conference in Charlotte, NC, where we are proud to serve … Continue reading

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Here’s to Sharper Attention and Greater Depth (Update)

  I first came across Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows, nearly two-and-a-half years ago, in June of 2010, as I was piecing together the last chapter of my own book.  When I say “came across,” I mean that I learned about … Continue reading

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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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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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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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