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Harmony
Management -  High performance is the strongest desire of every CEO. High performance requires high-performance leadership. High-performance leadership is built on a foundation of excellence and a framework of harmony.Too often, executive...
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Advice -  Every entrepreneur realizes that change is now the norm, and they have to adapt their business quickly to survive and prosper. In fact, the best entrepreneurs seem to see breakthrough changes coming even before they really happen, and...
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Advice -  Helping is hard. Through out the process of a startup there are so many times that someone can be helpful to you. You can get introduced to them, meet them at an event or just cold email them and hopefully create an...
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Advice -  In business and in startups, a “sense of urgency” is a good thing. Yet many entrepreneurs confuse this with a “sense of emergency,” which insidiously saps the life from their business. Urgency comes from a greater purpose...
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Advice -  The skill set that it takes for a company to go from zero to $10 million is tremendously different from the skillset that takes it from $10 million to a billion. There are multiple chapters to it. I’m sure there are people who have...
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Advice -  In June 2016, I began to speak with venture capital groups about financing for my company. We were considering fundraising in 2017 and wanted to connect with potential investors early. Interestingly, almost all the VCs posed a...
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Advice -  There is nothing wrong with growing your business by selling more of your solution to more people in more cities, states and countries. That’s called organic growth, and everybody does it. But in my experience as a startup advisor,...
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Advice -  Every technical entrepreneur is an early adopter of technology, so naturally they build things with people like themselves in mind. Unfortunately, for most solution markets, early adopters represent only 10-to-15 percent of the total...
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Management -  One of the key strategies that allowed my company to find success — and be named to Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list — was to listen to our customers and steer the company accordingly. It’s such a simple and essential...
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Advice -  Every business wants and needs top performers, but most entrepreneurs and executives assume that if they hire and train the smartest and most-experienced people, they will get exceptional performance. They forget that top performance...
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Advice -  The most successful entrepreneurs are great salespeople. Have you ever seen Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Mark Benioff presenting in front of thousands of people, all eagerly listening and buying into their vision? If Jobs, Musk or Benioff...
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Advice -  If you expect an equity investment from reputable investors for your new startup, you need to know the boundaries that often limit their interest. In the jargon of investors, certain businesses may be viable but not fundable. For...
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Management -  Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. In a moment of crisis, you may be tempted to take on the...
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Advice -  To all of the world’s entrepreneurs, hustlers and businessmen: Congratulations! You succeeded at something many people only dream to be able to do – launch a company. Now what?My partner, Yakir Gola, and I understand the...
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Advice -  After years of working with different law firms on a variety of business matters, it was time to stop and ask myself: Just how many lawyers does it take before hiring one in-house?I didn’t keep an exact count, but I knew when...
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Advice -  Did you know that on average it takes about 20-26 weeks for new hires to achieve maximum productivity? This means companies invest about six months waiting for employees to get up to speed.There’s a more efficient and fun method...