Monthly Archives: December 2009

Becoming a Good Manager

(I originally wrote this article back in 2000 when I was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Carleton University Tech Venture program) A recent conversation with a young entrepreneur brought me down memory lane. This person, lets call him Jordan, is a first time manager, overseeing a development team of four people in a small technology…

Increase Your Focus and Increase Your Success

(I originally wrote this article back in 2000 when I was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Carleton University Tech Venture program) One of the hardest choices an entrepreneur will ever face is the decision to narrow focus to a market segment at the exclusion of others. I know because I have been faced with this…

Understanding the Problem is Half of the Solution

(I originally wrote this article back in 2000 when I was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Carleton University Tech Venture program) If you have ever spent any time with entrepreneurs you know that there are no bounds to their creativity, vision and their ability to market innovative solutions. To many people, entrepreneurs seem to have…

Hiring the Best

(I originally wrote this article back in 2000 when I was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Carleton University Tech Venture program) I often hear entrepreneurs express frustration with a recent hire, yet when I probe about how the person was hired, I find out that very little effort was made to properly qualify and recruit…

Ideas are Cheap

(I originally wrote this article back in 2000 when I was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Carleton University Tech Venture program) After you have identified a solid opportunity to bring a new technology solution to market, the most critical factor in your success will be the team you select to launch and develop your start-up…

The New (Old) Approach to Startups

(I originally wrote this article back in 2000 when I was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Carleton University Tech Venture program) Every few years there seems to be a new management fad or business trend that catches everyone’s attention and garners headlines. This seems especially true if you look at the way in which technology…

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