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In the Market for VC Funding? Start Here.
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I’ve had the good fortune to lead 3Pillar through a few significant investment rounds over the last 10+ years. Investors in our business have included leading venture capital and private…

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How We Built 3Pillar Into a $100MM+ Company
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I founded 3Pillar Global, or Three Pillar Software as it was originally called, in 2006. I was the lone employee when I signed the paperwork incorporating the company, and that…

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How I Put Principled Leadership Into Practice
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I wrote in a recent post about why I believe so strongly that a widescale recommitment to principled leadership is a must.  Why is it a must? It’s the best…

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The 5 Things I’m Most Thankful for This Year
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I’ve written a few “things I’m most thankful” for posts in the past. I listed 3 things I was thankful for in 2011 after going all-out with a top 10…

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Why I’m Passionate About Principled Leadership
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People take their cues from leaders, whether those leaders are parents, teachers, coaches, bosses, or politicians. We mirror our leaders’ behaviors, their ways of talking, and even their ways of…

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Why Compassion is Greater than Empathy
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An awful lot of ink has been spilled on the importance of empathy in the workplace. While being able to put yourself in others’ shoes and experience the world as…

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What Battling COVID Taught Me About Leadership
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One day last December, our family got some news that would turn our world on its head. One of our daughters tested positive for COVID, despite being asymptomatic and despite…

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How I Hire a New Executive
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Hiring a new member of your executive team is such a key decision. Building your team wisely can put you on a path for rapid growth and success, while one…

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True Competitive Advantage Comes From How Well You Execute, Not What You Know
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More information is at more people’s fingertips than at any time throughout human history. In this brave new world, almost 5 billion people are regular internet users. It’s hard, if…

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Honoring 9/11 With Action
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Today marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. As you peruse social media, you will see deserving tributes to those who lost their lives, the first responders, and other heroes that…

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