Do You Need To Be Great At Everything As CEO?

By Brett Fox | June 20, 2018

Do You Need To Be Great As Everything As CEO? By Brett Fox You have to be good at a lot of different things when you’re the CEO. But do you need to be great at everything to be successful? Hardly! I’ll debunk this myth and explain a much better way to run your company Read More …

When Should You Walk Away From An Acquisition Offer?

By Brett Fox | June 18, 2018

When Should You Walk Away From An Acquisition Offer? By Brett Fox I was having coffee with my neighbor Dave. Dave had been CEO of a large public company in the semiconductor space. We had known of each other for years before we became neighbors. Dave was one of the first people to reach out Read More …

How Many Hours Should You Work As A Startup CEO?

By Brett Fox | June 17, 2018

How Many Hours Should You Work As A Startup CEO? By Brett Fox “I must be doing something wrong,” I said to myself. “I’m not working 100 hours a week.” At the beginning of the company’s funded life, I was working maybe 40 hours a week. Maybe. Now I was in the office from 8AM Read More …

How Important Is Having A High IQ To Being A Successful CEO?

By Brett Fox | June 13, 2018

How Important Is Having A High IQ To Being A Successful CEO? By Brett Fox There’s a school of thought that says you have to be a super genius to be a successful startup CEO. Ha! Yes, you need to be smart, but a super genius? Hardly. I’ll explain what’s a lot more important to Read More …

How Do You Start A Tech Company If You’re Not Technical?

By Brett Fox | June 10, 2018

How Do You Start A Tech Company If You’re Not Technical? By Brett Fox I never considered myself a great engineer. I thought I was a good, maybe even clever, engineer, but not great. And that was when I actually still designing hardware. Then I went into general management, and my days as a practicing Read More …

How Much Information Should You Include In A Pitch Deck You Email?

By Brett Fox | June 10, 2018

How Much Information Should You Include In A Pitch Deck You Email? By Brett Fox I hated, I mean, I really hated giving a pitch deck by email to an investor. I thought the odds of getting in front of an investor went way down if I gave them the pitch deck. “It’s like seeing Read More …

What Are Two Key Reasons You Are Not Closing More Deals?

By Brett Fox | June 6, 2018

What Are The Two Key Reasons You Are Not Closing More Deals? By Brett Fox There are two simple steps you can take to dramatically increase you’re winning deals. The good news is these two steps are EASY to implement. I’ll show you what these two steps are in this short video. Read The Video Read More …

How Should You Tell Your Team The Results Of Your Board Meeting?

By Brett Fox | June 3, 2018

How Should You Tell Your Team The Results Of Your Board Meeting? By Brett Fox For whatever reason, our board meetings were always on Thursdays. Usually, the meeting would start at 10AM, so our investors could make the drive to Milpitas after the traffic on 237 thinned out a bit. Then we always had a Read More …

Why You Should Interview Your First 50 Employees

By Brett Fox | June 3, 2018

Why You Should Interview Your First 50 Employees By Brett Fox One of the things I did with any organization I ever ran was interviewing the first 50 employees we hired. I also had a new employee orientation meeting every month for the new employees we hired. You should interview the first 50 employees for Read More …

How You Know When To Increase Your Advertising Spending?

By Brett Fox | May 30, 2018

How You Know When To Increase Your Advertising Spending? By Brett Fox Figuring out when you should increase your advertising spending may seem difficult, but it’s not.  Actually determining when to increase your spending is refreshingly easy. I’ll show you my simple two step process for determining when to increase your advertising spending in this Read More …