Most Popular Blog Posts

A couple times per year I like to jump into the WordPress stats and review the most popular blog posts. Generally, the popular posts are split between high SEO rankings and large numbers of social shares. Here are the top 15 blogs for this year to date: The 9 Best Startup Blogs for Entrepreneurs How Much is Enough: A…

Morning Meetings Only

One of the new experiments I’m trying out is only scheduling meetings in the morning. Using Calendly, I have several different types of meetings configured, depending on the context with most meetings 20-30 minutes to keep them effective. Only, I found that standard rhythm-oriented meetings (like daily check-ins) were often followed by other catch up…

Challenges with the Venture Investment Model

Earlier today I was talking with an investor about the the venture investment model and some of the challenges. Venture, as an asset class, is one of the more unusual ones and has been in the news a good bit lately with many high-flying tech startups raising money at huge valuations. While time will tell if we’re…

Accused of Doing Too Much

One year after we sold Pardot I was at an event with a venture capitalist that had passed on investing in Pardot at a $7 million valuation. We were catching up and I joked with him that he could have had a great return if they hadn’t passed on investing (we didn’t raise any money…

Marketing Roadshows

Last year I was talking to an entrepreneur that was in town doing a marketing roadshow luncheon at a nearby restaurant. This was his fifth stop on a tour of 10 cities with a goal of 25 prospects per city. After asking him about the roadshow, he said it was one of the most effective marketing programs…