Mission and vision

  • Business tech partnerships

    Tech Partnership Strategies

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    In high tech, you partner. Someday, somehow, with someone. Partnerships are inevitable in tech. The reason is very simple:...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tough Things First Podcast

    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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  • 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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  • Procrastination workshops postponed

    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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  • 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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  • 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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