Venture Capital is a bit like launching bottle rockets. I saw a statistic in Fortune Magazine last month that emphasized this. And as with anyone launching bottle rockets, each “venture guy” does it a little differently.
This April, the Apple Watch will hit stores. The impact of the newest product from the world’s most valuable company is expected to make waves in the watch industry. But what will the impact be for investors?
Warren Buffett is notorious for buying a business, then leaving them alone for years. This is not very typical in the investing world but it proves he is making sound investment decisions. I’ve seen many companies acquired in long drawn out legal jousting matches. Pricing negotiations, conference calls, redlines, and hard nosed tactics are often the what […]
Today at lunch I had the privilege of hearing a remarkable success story of a guy who quit his job, started a business, and in only one year, is living his dream. I wanted to share this story because it is the type of small business I love because it proves that anyone can quit […]
Today I’m pleased to publicly announce my departure from Allied Equipment, Inc. During the last eight years I helped grow the company’s revenue by 2350%. That equates to tens of millions. It was quite an impressive and fast paced run. The company is poised to grow further, recently starting a new field services business. Both […]
Ten years ago today I was loading a BBQ pit into the bed of a guy’s truck. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a cute girl walking out of the grocery store. I dropped the pit and told the guy I had to “see about a girl.” He said “Good luck” as […]
This morning on my way to work I was listening to my Bible as I usually do. I was listening to Luke 19, a verse I had heard many times. This morning, however, the message came across differently. It hit me like a freight train. Jesus provides us some wisdom on how to be a […]
Being a leader is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Leaders are those that are willing to take the tasks that others won’t do and ensure that they get completed in the best way possible for their team. The journey is incredibly long and difficult, and it’s often one that others have […]
Thursdays are my direct report days. I have back to back meetings with the people who report directly to me. But today, I’ve completely lost my voice. Losing my voice brings into light just how much I rely on those around me. Times like these reveal just how well a team meshes and I’m very […]
While the headlines are often dominated by shootings, riots, war, and other despicable acts, one headline has swept the country that is generous and heartwarming. The Ice Bucket Challenge. The fact that people have gotten behind such a movement isn’t surprising. Nor is the fact that more than $50 Million will be raised for ALS (Amyotrophic […]
I used to need 9 hours of sleep before I learned this one trick that increased my deep sleep so much, I now sleep less and have more energy each day. This is how it’s done. This simple trick requires little more than tapping into our primal sleeping patterns. In 1992, the Journal of Sleep […]
A few weeks ago an overseas firm offered me the unthinkable. They had found the shortcut to higher Google rankings! They would share all this with me, of course, for a small fee. Every blogger will receive an incredible offer to higher Google rankings sooner or later. Every new blogger is eager to build their […]
In 2011, I launched this blog with this post. One month later I followed it up with this post. I was still wondering how often should you blog if you want to grow a platform. Recently, I released my findings of a study my team and I conducted on the top 30 blogs in the […]
If you’re a blogger who has ever spent sleepless nights wondering if you’re doing the right things to become a top blogger, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in the majority of bloggers. Fortunately, this article will tell you exactly how to write the perfect blog post. Don’t just take my word for it; this […]
Steve Jobs was famous for writing on an easel during a 1982 company retreat, “real artists ship”. This mantra would change Apple forever. It solidified two things that would define the company for decades to come. The events surrounding the retreat forced Jobs to focus his team on product delivery. They had dedicated themselves to […]