Category Archives: Depending upon others

Why bother with a board of directors?

I hope you enjoy this new format – with its larger type and easier navigation. – Dave No matter what your size, if you intend to grow your business into more than just a lifestyle workplace, you should create a … Continue reading

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It’s about time!

While we are revisiting the issues raised by my (newly revised) book, Extending the Runway, we should examine the challenges to a CEO in making use of enterprise time, one of its most valuable and often misused assets. Enterprise time, as opposed … Continue reading

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Extending Your Runway

One of my books, Extending the Runway, uses parallels to piloting a plane to equate to the process of creating and building a small company, making maximum use of resources to get to and beyond breakeven. It is worth revisiting … Continue reading

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Stealing time

It’s a big issue within any company.  With easy access to Internet shopping, games, social networks and more, employees are able to find many ways to focus on personal issues while at work, detracting from productivity and demonstrating a dis-respect … Continue reading

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Some great coaches are younger than you are.

Especially for social media-based businesses, we all need to recalibrate our thinking about who is the teacher and who is the student.  There is nothing wrong with a manager slowing a conversation to ask for more background when speaking to … Continue reading

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Two very powerful words: Great job!

The best managers we all know are the ones who take the time to praise good work in public, before an employee’s peers.  Most of us have a monthly award for the top person in a group of employees. And … Continue reading

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Find your champion.

If you seek funds from an organized investment group such as an angel fund, venture capital entity, or even an investment club, the first thing you want to do is to find one person to buy into your vision, become … Continue reading

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How to make a business partnership a success

By JJ Richa Dave’s note:  Our guest insight this week is from JJ Richa.  JJ is a successful entrepreneur and technologist giving back to the entrepreneurial community in many ways, including his weekly Internet TV program on entrepreneurism, and participation … Continue reading

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My dad said: “Never take on a business partner.”

My dad was a smart businessman, even if not formally trained. He occasionally gave me advice that turned out to be more than wise, looking back at subsequent experience and events.  His personal teaching event was a typical experience, as … Continue reading

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The most important person on the startup team

By David S. Rose  Described by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur” and by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel”, David is a former Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and the founder of New York Angels. He is the founder and … Continue reading

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