Tag Archives: start-ups

A Zirtual Outsourcing of Financial Responsibility

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By now you have probably heard about Zirtual, the on-demand virtual assistant startup that closed up shop in the wee hours of August 10 and left 400 employees jobless overnight.

|18 Aug 2015

Chasing Unicorns: The Beginning of the End

There is a constant theme in the business world: Some enterprising individual uncovers a new way to make money and makes a fortune.

|07 Jul 2015

SXSW Videos on the CEO Role

If you’d like to watch my SXSW presentation on the CEO role, here are three of the videos edited into manageable chunks.

|13 May 2015

The Dangers of Shunning Bureaucracy at All Costs

Some CEOs and leaders avoid bureaucracy as too stifling, but are flatter hierarchies necessarily better?

|28 Jan 2015

How to transition from founder to CEO

I firmly believe that a company founder can become a great CEO with the right knowledge and skills. This is the topic of my upcoming presentation at SXSW on Friday, March 13: http://schedule.sxsw.

|22 Jan 2015

Evolving From Founder to Great CEO

When can a founder be a good CEO? It’s an important question and the subject of my submission for next year’s South by Southwest conference.

|14 Aug 2014

Proceed with caution when choosing private company board members

I have had some interesting conversations over the last few weeks that made me realize many people view the role of private company boards far differently than I do.

|29 Jan 2014

What links CEOs of billion-dollar start-ups?

I found this article from Aileen Lee fascinating: Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups. She looks at the 39 U.S.

|04 Nov 2013