Discipline

  • Sep152017
    Article

    Why So Many Tech Companies Are Having Difficulty Surviving After Five Years

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    FitBit, one of the high-flying consumer tech startups, priced their IPO at $20. Today it is trading for less...

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  • Aug162016
    Article

    Debt: the toothsome tiger

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    Cheap money is like cheap food. It tempts some people to overeat. Money has never been cheaper. Some nations,...

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  • Jul072016
    Article

    Cash and Your Kingdom

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    No company ever failed when it had cash in the bank. This simple rule evades too many executives, from...

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  • Apr212016
    Tough Things First Podcast
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    Tough Things First Podcast Launches

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    The Tough Things First Podcast launched today. As if I were not busy enough. Several people have told me...

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  • Jan132016
    Article

    Passion and stress: Firing up the team without burning them out

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    Passion is a good thing. During the 37 years at the helm of Micrel, we fired up our employees...

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  • Dec302015
    Article

    Entrepreneur New Year’s Resolutions

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    With a new year breaking, people across the world are penning lists of resolutions, many of which won’t last...

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  • Nov022015
    Article

    Entrepreneurs Are High Hurdlers

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    Adapted from Tough Things First, by Ray Zinn Running the high hurdles isn’t easy when you are vertically challenged....

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  • Oct272015
    Article

    Entrepreneurial Stall Horns

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    Adapted from Tough Things First, by Ray Zinn My stall horn sounded, telling me I was about to crash...

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  • Sep292015
    Procrastination workshops postponed
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    Four steps to stop entrepreneurial procrastination

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    I saw Warren Muller, my co-founder at Micrel, pulling an oil tray from under his automobile and pouring the...

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