3 Year Personal Development Plan

At the end of each year I reflect on the past 12 months and set my New Year’s Resolutions. As part of this process I also spend time updating my 3 Year Personal Development Plan. My 3 Year Personal Development Plan is a simple Google Doc with four categories of information: personal, family, professional, and…

Stages of a Startup’s Lifecycle

Six months ago I purchased the book Corporate Lifecycles: How and why corporation grow and die and what to do about it by Ichak Adizes and I’ve been slowly making my way through it. The book reads like a college textbook, so plan accordingly, but the author does hit on key insights that I’ve experienced first-hand,…

Most Visited Blog Posts of 2011

With the end of 2011 fast approaching I find myself reflecting on this past year as well as setting goals for 2012. As part of reflecting, I wanted to see what blog posts were most visited this past year as well as most commented. While number of visits and comments don’t always correlate with the…

Financial Controls for Startups

As a startup grows, inevitably more processes and procedures get put in place. One area of note that should be done sooner than later is financial controls. Yes, at first it is easy to keep track of everything when there are only five people but that doesn’t scale when there are 50 people. Here are…

Thinking About Tech Trends in 2012

Christmas 2011 is a great time to think about tech trends in 2012 what with all the gadgets found under the tree. Around our house, the Amazon.com Kindle Fire was a highlight as highly functional and relatively affordable. The Kindle book reader on the Fire was almost as good as the dedicated Kindle device. Reflecting…