We are social beings. We live in an interconnected world. Even in today’s information age, the importance of collaborative networks has not diminished, but rather merely changed form. The business world is no different: It runs on social connectivity, expanding networks and fostering connections. In an era where the newest iPhone acts as our event […]
Let’s be honest. The word “investment” does not strike many of us as an interesting topic. We think of investments and hear stocks, bonds, real estate and other ways to increase our net worth. I mean, the definition of the term ROI is “the measure of gain or loss generated on an investment relative to the amount […]
Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests. Others make decisions based on someone else’s interests, such as the father who wants his son to take over the family business, or dreams openly of […]
Through my experience as a startup founder, I’ve realized that mental health issues are especially prominent among founders and people who play major roles in entrepreneurial endeavors.
As an advisor to entrepreneurs and new business owners, I’ve long observed that one of the toughest challenges is people change management in the team. It’s an area where you typically have little experience and training, and dealing with needed change is fraught with emotions on both sides. I have found that my years in […]
A look at the implications of technology on human behavior.
My best friend and I would lock ourselves in my tiny, yellow room in Brooklyn, sitting on my bed with a hundred pieces of paper around us, quietly and carefully plotting how we would launch our business. This was an exercise we had done several times during the course of our 15-year friendship, but this […]
Giving away your power robs you of your intrinsic strength. Yet, it’s likely there are times in business when you’ve given people and circumstances power over you. Recognizing where you’ve given away your power is the first step to reclaiming it. You can own your actions and reactions and positively shift the dynamic of any given situation. Here’s a look at three ways […]
My friend Henry and I grew up not far from each other in the same town. He was just about a year older then me. Our families were alike —hardworking, middle class folk who wanted their children to get the best education possible. We left the country around the same time to study abroad. We […]
Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. In simple terms this means taking control of your life, going after something you love to do, and […]
About a year ago, I realized I wasn’t spending enough time doing the things I love: hanging out with my kids, surfing, traveling. Life started to feel lousy. I’m a founder of a fast-growing contract management software company that more than triples its revenue each year. When founding the business, I thought, “I’m going to […]