Advice for the idea stage
How can I tell if I am an entrepreneur or a wantepreneur? – Listen to this founder’s journey
Do I really want to be in a startup founder? Read this first
Advice for raising capital
How can I trust someone with my secret? Confidentiality and NDAs
How to pick which VC to partner with?
What are the VC due diligence questions?
How hot is my start-up? Excel model – opens in Read Only
When to raise money or accelerate? Check the POCA Curve
Advice for Startup Nation founders
Startup Nation founder pitching in Silicon Valley? Watch this video:
Startup Nation founder pitching in Silicon Valley? Read this deck
Advice for running a startup
Starting a company? It’s like starting a fire
Want to stop team arguments and seed a culture? Publish your House Rules
Read what Dale Dauten thinks about House Rules
What should your board deck look like? the right level of detail
What to do during a crisis? Survive, then thrive.
Preserve your cash like oxygen on Mars
Advice for product management
How to get your product MVP to market fast? Run an Innovative Software Factory
Article: The Object Toaster
Waterfall? Agile? Neither? – The Product Script
How to fit in and stand out?
Why do I need a strategy?
Is your startup a Feature, Product or Company?
Advice for sales
Sales are slumping? Is it a Market, Product or Sales Execution issue?
No customer wants to “be first”? Are you facing the First Penguin Syndrome?
Negotiating a contract? Get to know the Deal Breakers
Pitching your product
Pitching your product – Take 2
Advice for first-time founder/CEO – or how to keep your sanity
Only people who never been CEO want to be one
Do you really need to take this meeting?
Your team messed up? Just ask questions to say what you mean
Considering hiring a CEO? Read So You Want To Hire a CEO
Considering hiring a CEO? The Deck
Work/life balance issues? See this 4 parameter equation
The stress is getting to you? Try to limit the time you are “on”
Need a vacation? Learn about taking proper vacations
Who is your real friend? Someone who shares bad news
Why didn’t you fire this person?
Why you should fire this person? It’s part of winning
No prophet is accepted in his hometown
The best advice I ever got? This is it