Going Commando

William H. Sullivan, the U.S. Ambassador to Laos in the 1960’s described commandos: “…you have first of all to be a volunteer; secondly, you have to be ...

The Big Break

Your hot startup was bought by MegaCorp and after 18 months of mind numbing meetings to integrate the companies your new, new, new boss drops by with the HR ...

The Passion Paradox

“He’s very passionate ” That’s usually a euphemism for a mood disorder or at least someone who is mildly insane or incredibly ...

Do One Thing

This summer I walked into the Tech Stars office in Cambridge greeted by the smells of an older building and an awkwardly empty reception area. I’m ...

Your Pitch Sucks

I’ve been hanging out at a venture firm this year as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and I’ve seen a lot of pitches to small groups and to the ...

Creating a Great Corporate Culture

Creating a great corporate culture

If you ask most entrepreneurs what’s important to them as they build a company, the top three answers will include “creating a great culture.” This comes as ...

Give Unsucky Status Updates

Don't give bad status updates.

Status updates suck. But communication within your business is critical to success. So what to do? What Happens Now The most basic status update includes ...