It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask for Advice: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. But when you’re starting out, do you really know anyone? And as you get going, do you really know anyone who matters? And if you try to sit down with someone who does, will they really give you the time of day? Here are tips that you can use to ask for advice from the executives you want to learn from.

Words from the Wise: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Here’s wisdom from someone who is a successful businessman and perfect example of Level 5 Leadership. Every time I meet with him, I gather nuggets that are perfect for entrepreneurs who are transitioning into high-growth CEOs.

Bootstrap Until it Hurts: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

It’s hard enough to be an entrepreneur without having to worry about money, but there’s just no way around it. Here’s why I say you should bootstrap until it hurts…and then some. Your company will thank you for it later.

Why Strategy’s So Important

In a young, entrepreneurial company, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking that operational realities are the same as strategic initiatives. It’s easy to think that these operations propel you forward. In reality, they just keep you from collapsing.

Knock Their Socks Off: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur it’s easy to become distracted by big-company tactics.  We want to “sell” our way out of a downturn or market ourselves to future growth. We like to excuse poor decisions with our lack of information and reporting.  There’s always something that “mature” companies have that we don’t. We like to remind ourselves…