Repetition is Key in Leadership

One of the best practices that took me several years to learn is that of repetition. I always assumed that I’d only need to say something once and that was it. It isn’t that people don’t hear or understand it but rather that there are so many things going on that create noise. Here are…

Thinking About Goals for 2011

With the new year right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions and goals for 2011. For me, I like to create goals in several buckets: family, personal, professional, and community. Some of my goals are specific (e.g. X amount of revenue) and some of my goals are really habits…

Quick Specifics on a Newly Formed Startup

Earlier today I was talking to an entrepreneur that had just started a new business this morning. He’d filed the incorporation papers and wanted to clarify a few items he was thinking about with me. Here are some of his specifics around the details of the business formation without getting into the idea of the…

Web App Security Considerations

With the prominent security breach at Gawker and a major email marketing vendor recently having similar issues, web app security has been brought to the forefront. Web app security is a real challenge due to the continual arms race with crackers and all the technology plus process issues related to a large scale SaaS product.…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Christmas is a great time to reflect and give thanks. Here are a few previous posts on celebrating and giving thanks in startups: So Much to Give Thanks For How Does Your Company Give Thanks Breaking Bread as a Team Celebrate the Small Victories Quarterly Celebration Picnic I hope everyone…

Packaging the Same Product into Multiple Products

One strategy startups should consider is packaging the same product into multiple products. There are three common ways this is accomplished: Segment the same product into different editions where features or usage rates are changed (e.g. group, professional, enterprise, and ultimate editions) Apply an industry specific name to the product (e.g. technology, healthcare, financial services,…