Author Archives: Dave Berkus

Hit the hardest issues first!

Reorder your priorities for maximum impact. There are two reasons to consider reordering your priorities to attack your most critical issues first, before the easiest ones to knock off the list. First, you are fresher at the start of a … Continue reading

Posted in Growth!, Surrounding yourself with talent | 1 Comment

Can you stretch the truth to make your point?

How easily it happens… Sometimes it is easy for someone to make a statement that, in the enthusiasm of the moment or to make a point, crosses the line between fact and fiction.  Sometimes it seems to you to be … Continue reading

Posted in Growth!, Protecting the business, Surrounding yourself with talent | 2 Comments

Do you really need a board of directors?

First, the short answer No matter what your size, if you intend to grow your business into more than just a lifestyle workplace, you should create a board of directors.  If you take money from knowledgeable investors, you will be … Continue reading

Posted in Growth!, Protecting the business | 4 Comments

Your time is as valuable as your money.

Enterprise time as a measurable commodity. Let’s examine the challenges to a CEO in making use of enterprise time, one of your most valuable and often misused assets.  Enterprise time, as opposed to personal time management, is the sum total … Continue reading

Posted in Protecting the business | 3 Comments

Extending your Runway!

Several years ago, I wrote a book entitled, Extending the Runway, using 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.  … Continue reading

Posted in Depending upon others, Positioning | 1 Comment

The tender issue of stealing time

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

Posted in Depending upon others, Protecting the business | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Depending upon others, Surrounding yourself with talent | Leave a comment

How often do you say, “Great job?”

How we usually do this in our businesses. 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Depending upon others, Surrounding yourself with talent | 2 Comments

Do you “over-welcome” your new employees?

A story of a CEO attuned to creating great company culture. A CEO friend of mine who managed her one-hundred-person remote workforce as a virtual company told me her story of how she welcomed new employees as she grew her … Continue reading

Posted in Depending upon others, Surrounding yourself with talent | Leave a comment

Six ways to make your site-app-product go viral.

It doesn’t happen by accident.  Not every new game-related site is a Steam, and surely not every social network is a Facebook. And not every texting application is a Twitter. A story of an app from nowhere to near dominance … Continue reading

Posted in Finding your ideal niche, Positioning | 1 Comment