Tag Archive: Entrepreneurship

Neil Young Was Wrong

Neil Young is a great artist, but he was wrong when he said it’s better to burn out than fade away.  At least he was wrong as far as building business while staying grounded is concerned – the “go big or go home” mentality is flawed thinking.
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Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Cameron Herold sent me this March 2010 TEDxTalk presentation “Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs” and asked me to spread the word. You bet. It’s great, talks about the importance of exposing our kids to the world of entrepreneurship early, teaching them to earn and to save an teaching them valuable business and life skills.
As I…

Founders and Business Partnerships

Bruce Firestone and I had a great little debate on twitter recently about partnerships in business and why they often don’t work. He remarked that “there are still two chairs in Heaven waiting for the first two partners to get there & still like each other.” I agree that entrepreneurs are, by nature, a bit…

Ten Lessons Learned from Starting Companies

Peak Sales Recruiting is my third start-up, with Ventrada and GlobalX being the other two. One was successful for 5 years before my partners and I decided to accept an acquisition offer (GlobalX), another was a total flame out (Ventrada) and my third is going strong (Peak).
Along my 20+ year entrepreneurial journey, I have also…

Failure, the Secret to My Success

Over the years I have suffered many personal and business setbacks, but all things considered, my life has been fairly smooth sailing compared to some.
If it is true that you learn from your mistakes, then I should be a billionaire.
I think a lot of being happy in life has to do with how you perceive…