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How to Build a Long-term Relationship (With Your Co-Founder) founders psychology seed-stage Sep 03, 2019

‘Peace is not the absence of conflict, it’s the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.’ — Ronald Reagan.

Conflict is the last thing most of us...

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How a Chief of Staff Can Help Your Startup founders hiring scale-up Jul 10, 2019

The majority of investors I know have their own personal assistant to help manage their busy schedule and take care of their admin. Until recently, it wasn’t even a...

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21 Founder Issues Every Startup Struggles With founders psychology scale-up Jun 11, 2019

The most dangerous threats to your business are the hardest to share, and often, no one else gets the full picture until it’s too late.

When you’re a CEO, your mind...

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How Founders Guilt Can Lead to Poor Performance founders leadership psychology Jun 04, 2019

Do you ever feel guilty when you’re not working on your startup? You’re not alone . . . and if guilt is stopping you from looking after yourself, it might be worth...

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Three Principles to Set Healthy Boundaries at Your Company founders psychology scale-up Apr 08, 2019

How clear is the line between you and your startup? For me, drawing this line has been a huge challenge. After ten years as a founder, I’m sharing three simple ideas that...

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Proactive vs. reactive: How to focus on what's important coaching founders management Apr 06, 2019

   I have no time to think strategically.’

‘I feel like I don’t have space to breathe.’
‘I’m totally overwhelmed.’

Even if we...

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Fundraising Strategies to Raise a Series A founders fundraising seed-stage Apr 03, 2019

If you want to be one of the 15% of seed-funded tech companies that raise a Series A, keep reading.

In this essay, we’ll run through my Top 36 fundraising tips. But...

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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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How to Recruit 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 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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