How our Culture is Different

Today I took six of our new hires out to lunch. I try to take new employees out to lunch within their first month of starting and I also do a monthly cross-functional lunch with team members I don’t work with on a regular basis. The goal with the lunch is for people to get…

Defining the Word Entrepreneur

Last Friday I had the opportunity to spend time with a PhD student working on her thesis research. She’s collecting information from serial entrepreneurs to develop new academic theories around the traits most correlated with repeat entrepreneurs. Along with asking questions like how do I define startup success, trigger descisions that lead to success, and…

SaaS Metrics Resources

Yesterday I had lunch with the CEO of one of the most successful SaaS startups in Atlanta. They have well over 100 employees and are on a path to IPO in the next 36 months. Towards the end of the lunch we got to talking about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) metrics and which ones we track in…

Offshore Labor for Administrative Tasks

Many people have heard of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek, or at least the concepts: most of the “work” people do is administrative, so outsource/offshore it to focus on what you do best. Well, much of that applies to entrepreneurs who are trying to squeeze more hours out of the week. An executive assistant is…

The Power of APIs

Applications Programming Interfaces, or APIs, enable applications to talk to other applications in an automated and structured fashion. They are powerful. Extremely powerful. Thinking through the advent of technological development we’re now entering a phase where robust, generally available APIs allow for significant new opportunities. It is much easier to mash up disparate data sources…