Mission and vision

  • Jul212016
    Article

    Success Through Adversity

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    Adversity is like manure; it stinks but it helps us grow. If any one lesson could be imparted to...

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  • Jun222016
    Article

    Money for Nothing

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    “If you’re in it just for the money, find another line of work.” Some founders I coach hate hearing...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sep222015
    Article

    A Company Divided Against Itself …

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    To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, a company divided against itself cannot stand. The foreshadowed collapse comes from office politics, a...

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  • Jul072015
    Article

    Bottle Rockets and Hoists

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    Here in Silicon Valley, most startups are like bottle rockets: they fly fast, look great, explode and vanish in...

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