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A recent Fast Company article by Neal Ungerleider left me speechless. Titled “Startup Culture’s Lack Of Diversity Stifles Innovation,” Ungerleider says today’s buzziest startups are not innovators, and there is no excuse. [D]espite the fact that tens of millions of American Android and iPhone owners are struggling to make ends meet–and that there are even more who are senior [...]
[Note: This post is part of a Startup Edition series on lessons for new entrepreneurs] “I sense you’re going to be very successful,” my cab driver said. As San Francisco afternoon traffic lurched forward, the conversation had gotten very personal, as taxi cab confessions often do. “There’s something about the way you carry yourself, and how [...]
Failure to plan is planning to fail. Far too many startups fail because they don’t define their mission until its too late. One of my biggest startup mistakes was fleshing out goals with my co-founder more than a year after we had been working together. As ridiculous as this sounds, I’m sure I’m not the only [...]
I’m a journalist. I’m also an entrepreneur. Not saying I’m good at either here, just stating facts. While everyone looks to business school graduates to grow great companies, it’s journalists who actually go to school to learn the skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs. Kara Swisher recently said, “Journalists need to start being entrepreneurial like everyone [...]
July 4th is America’s birthday. Today I invite you to celebrate the celebrate the revolutionary spirit of startup culture, and the power of disruption. July 4th is my favorite day of the year. More than my birthday. Seriously! We gather together, grill and blow stuff up. What could possibly be better? I love the lights [...]
Under promise. Over deliver. They’re four of the most important words in public relations and in business. Expectation management is the most vital tool you have to ensure your success, and it’s one that is completely within your control.
This post is part of a Startup Edition series on mistakes made When I dissolved my startup it triggered one of the most euphoric feelings I’ve ever experienced. The lock popped on a trap I created for myself, and I was filled with an instant urge to start something new and better. So much of [...]
The term “ninja” gets thrown around in a business context it’s become as meaningless as the word “hipster.” Real-life ninja are battle-hardened problem-solvers who never back down from a challenge. Their’s is a proud history, with many parallels to entrepreneurship, as guest contributor and Kwirkly founder Chris Ogunlowo shares. I’ve just finished reading Guy Shapiro’s [...]
There needs to be a prize awarded each year for the scrappiest group of prize fighters in Startupland. A $100 gift card to Applebee’s, perhaps? Jokes aside, scrappiness is one of the most vital attributes a company can possess in today’s startup environment.