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Advice - Some people are not cut out to be entrepreneurs. This is a good thing: if they were, the business world would be chaos, with everyone trying to do their own thing. So what about you? How do you know if you should be running your own...
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Advice - Startups are risky ventures — so much so that three out of four fail. But really, failure is part of life. Everybody fails, and business is no exception. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough. But the...
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Cool Tech - "If only." How many times have you said that when you think you can’t reach your goal?  IfOnly wants to change that, provided you have the cash....
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Advice - A great morning routine can really make or break your day. In her book What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam writes, “Seizing your mornings is the equivalent of that sound financial advice to pay...
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Advice - The other day I read an interesting book called “Entrepreneurial DNA” by Joe Abraham, the founder of BOSI Global, an operating partner to venture-backed and owner-operated companies. The book is based on Joe’s study of over...
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Advice - Why do so many of us – especially recent grads who might otherwise go into corporate America -- want to start companies? Seeing a handful of your peers become tech billionaires sure doesn’t hurt. And the fact that launching an app...
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Advice - While advising entrepreneurs over the past six years, I observed distinct patterns amongst insanely successful entrepreneurs. I observed that those who experienced the most dramatic trials and tribulations in their formative years,...
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AlleyTalk - You’re traveling on business. You have to take a key/important client to dinner and don’t we know only too well that the right meal and ambiance can make or break a deal. The good news is: there’s no longer any need to go...
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Lifestyle - A winner is a loser who was relentless in his or her pursuit of success. Life is hard. 80% of companies started today will fail. As entrepreneurs, we must constantly arm ourselves with the tools needed to maintain our sanity and...
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Advice - Two years into founding her eponymously named news site/blog, Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion and lack of sleep. Of course, she went through a battery of medical tests before discovering that what ailed her was nothing...
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Cool Tech - The holidays are a time for family togetherness and tireless cooking—a time when bloated bellies and hot tempers often replace goodwill and quality time. There is something wrong with this equation, no? Maybe we should learn from...
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Advice - I attended Venture recently. The closing session, End Game: Exits & Liquidity Options reminded me of one of my favorite sayings from my technology investment banking days in Silicon Valley, “Anyone can launch a company. The hard...
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Lifestyle - Stress. It’s a word that we entrepreneurs know all too well. Imagine the things you could do if stress wasn’t in the picture. Maybe you’d have more energy, a clearer mind, less anxiety or more confidence to go after what you...
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Advice - Does it really take a few flaws to make a great entrepreneur, or are the rest of us just confused about what a perfect business person is all about? In the past, I’ve written about the positive attributes of great entrepreneurs, so...
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Lifestyle - Technology is changing every second. With companies like Apple and Microsoft putting millions of dollars into R&D, seeing new technology every six months is a given. However, new technology also means smart investment...
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Advice - All great things begin with a leap of faith. For me, it was quitting my comfortable corporate job to pursue a dream. This dream was conceived while attending Arizona State University with my two current business partners. We noticed a...

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