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Leadership & the Stages of Growth: The Evolving Leader, Episode 2
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Back in 2012, I wrote a blog post called The Stages of Entrepreneurial Growth. It was a short post that was almost entirely comprised of an email that Bobby Christian,…

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The Top 3 Lessons I’ve Learned Raising Venture Capital
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On March 9th, 2020, just as the global pandemic began to surge and public markets became unstable, 3Pillar closed a strategic investment. This investment was the culmination of a long…

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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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5 Keys to Building High-Performing Teams
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In my two most recent posts, I shared what I’ve found to be imperatives of organizational design. If you haven’t read the previous posts already (The Fatal Flaw of Organizational…

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The 5 Organizing Principles of Successful Companies
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In my last post, I shared the Fatal Flaw of Organizational Design, along with an approach to organizational design you can use to build a rock-solid foundation for your business.…

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The Fatal Flaw of Organizational Design
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One of the unique challenges that the CEO of a growth business faces is the need to continually design, and redesign, the organization. As a business scales, so too must…

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The 3 Books That Have Taught Me the Most About Leadership
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Over the years, I’ve been asked the equivalent of “What’s on your bookshelf?” many times. I always love getting the question. I’m a voracious reader. Some of the most impactful…

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What Should Be on Your Board’s Plate? Make Sure They’re Focused on These 4 Things
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I recently wrote about why building a board early in 3Pillar’s history was a pivotal decision that dramatically accelerated our growth. At 3Pillar and at other companies where I’m a…

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Purpose and Profit Can and Should Coexist
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Too often, our society pits purpose and profit as opposing forces, as individuals pitch their camp in one of two extremes. On one side, purpose-driven zealots rail at the thought…

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Why Pushing for More is Slowing You Down
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One of the worst mistakes software executives make in product development is pushing to maximize velocity. They equate minimizing time to value with going faster, when, in reality, going faster…

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