Growing and marketing a technology company is different than other industries. New technology often is misunderstood, mischaracterized, or simply too technical for most people to understand. How do you grow a technology business like Salesforce or YouTube? In Crossing the Chasm Geoffrey Moore discusses how the notion of the hockey stick growth, the up and... Continue Reading →
Setting your own hours, being your own boss - oh the life of an entrepreneur. You can do what you want when you want because you are the boss. Right? Not so fast says Ben Horowitz in his book The Hard Things about Hard Things. Horowitz talks about his time as CEO of Opsware a... Continue Reading →
I’ve always been big into writing down New Year’s Resolutions and reflecting on the previous year. New Year's Eve was one of the most important holidays growing up because it represents a new beginning. It is an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and look forward to what all you wish to accomplish in... Continue Reading →
In April I was able to attend my company’s sales incentive trip to San Diego for overachieving my quota targets. At the event, they brought in a speaker John Foley who led the Navy’s Blue Angels, the elite fighter pilots who perform extreme maneuvers in the air. John’s speech was very motivating but mostly humble.... Continue Reading →
I wrote a post about 5 Mistakes When Buying Your First Property that I personally made to give you insight into mistakes to avoid. The first area I messed up was in the amount of time it took me to secure my first deal, the second was what type of property to invest, the third was Too Many Credit Checks The... Continue Reading →
The Lean Startup is a highly recommended book among tech entrepreneurs and folks that operate in the tech industry. I myself have heard CEOs I work with reference principles from The Lean Startup in their product development strategies. In fact, the first time I heard the term MVP - I wasn’t sure if the CEO... Continue Reading →
I wrote a post about 5 Mistakes When Buying Your First Property that I personally made to give you insight into mistakes to avoid. The first area I messed up was in the amount of time it took me to secure my first deal. The below goes deeper into my 2nd mistake and offers ideas on... Continue Reading →
It has been just over a year since I bought my first rental property - a duplex and it has given me time to reflect on some of the lessons I learned. I made 5 mistakes that while they didn’t blow up my finances or my real estate investing career I wouldn’t want to repeat them again. The overview of those mistakes is below.