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How to Coach Your Team and Get The Result You Want coaching leadership management Mar 24, 2019

If you’ve ever found it difficult to get the results you want from other people, try this simple management technique.

Like most of the founders I meet, when I...

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Write a Better Company Vision for your Start-up communications founders fundraising leadership Mar 23, 2019

The term vision was always too fluffy for my liking. It conjured up notions of countryside retreats, with campfires, guitars, and mild hallucinogenic...

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The Technical Skills that Every Founder Should Learn idea-stage product tech Mar 22, 2019

Expectations on founders have never been higher—not just from investors but from talented employees, too. Here’s how to create your way into business.

Ten...

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How to Attract Top Talent to Your Startup culture founders hiring Mar 20, 2019

What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and David Ogilvy have in common? They all share the philosophy that people are your most important asset.

“A-plus players like to...
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How to Define a Killer Distribution Strategy communications marketing pre-revenue Mar 19, 2019

According to Peter Thiel, “Poor distribution—not product—is the number one cause of failure.” Here’s a smart way to think about your...

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Why Founders Hate Consultants board communications product Mar 18, 2019

Engaging founders is an art. In 10 years of working with startups, I’ve learned that some approaches work better than others.

I’ve worked with startups in a variety...

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How Startups Can Validate Their Customer Need communications idea-stage product Mar 17, 2019

Discover how startups can validate their customer need before they build their product plus a formula for compelling narratives that resonate with customers.

As Steve Jobs...

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How Systems of Accountability Help Startups Execute Faster coaching founders psychology Mar 15, 2019

Making yourself more accountable can speed up your decision making and help you build a stronger business.

Autonomy is liberating. As CEO, it’s up to me to decide what I...

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How to Charm Potential Investors board fundraising scale-up Mar 13, 2019

It takes more than a good pitch to make investors love you. Here are some behaviours that make a great impression on the other side of the table.

I’ve given many hundreds...

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Why Online Marketplaces Exist in Some Markets and Not in Others product Mar 12, 2019

My failed events app taught me that lead-generation businesses need more than just great execution to succeed.

Three years ago, when marketplaces were on trend, I...

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