When Do You Earn The Right To Call Yourself The CEO?

By Brett Fox | November 13, 2018

When Do You Earn The Right To Call Yourself CEO? By Brett Fox You know that scene in The Social Network. The one where Sean Parker tells Mark Zuckerberg to have business cards printed up saying, “I’m CEO, bitch.”   Well, that should be your attitude. You’re the CEO, bitch. There are no rules that Read More …

How Do You Get Big Customers To Buy From Your Tiny Startup?

By Brett Fox | November 12, 2018

How Do You Get Big Customers To Buy From Your Tiny Startup? By Brett Fox There are some meetings you never forget, and this meeting with a very well known VC fund was one of them. We were just starting to raise our Series B funding, and, the fund we were meeting with had the Read More …

How You Can Successfully Outsource Your Engineering

By Brett Fox | November 7, 2018

How You Can Successfully Outsource Your Engineering By Brett Fox Outsourcing your engineering development may sound like a good move on paper, but can you actually successfully manage a remote team? It’s harder than it looks. And it’s even harder if you aren’t technical. I’ll walk you through how to make sure your outsourcing is Read More …

How Should You Handle Ethics Issues As CEO?

By Brett Fox | November 6, 2018

How Should You Handle Ethics Issues As CEO? By Brett Fox I was walking around the office late one Friday afternoon. I was chatting with everyone, cubicle by cubicle, about was going on. Then I got to “Chris’” cubicle, and I noticed something on his computer. Chris was looking at porn. Chris quickly switched from Read More …

How Do You Know If Facebook Is Trying To Destroy Your Company?

By Brett Fox | November 5, 2018

How Do You Know If Facebook Is Trying To Destroy Your Company? By Brett Fox I was having lunch with my friend Matt. Matt was, at the time, a Senior VP at Maxim and Maxim was our largest competitor. I had sold my company about four months earlier, and we were just catching up. He Read More …

What Personality Type Do You Need To Be A Great CEO?

By Brett Fox | October 30, 2018

What Personality Type Do You Need To Be A Great CEO? By Brett Fox Being a great CEO has nothing to do with being extroverted.  In fact, being an extrovert doesn’t give you any advantage versus introverts. There is, however, a personality trait that you do need to be a great startup CEO.  I’ll tell Read More …

Why Your Startup Culture Is The Key To Your Company’s Success

By Brett Fox | October 30, 2018

Why Your Startup Culture Is The Key To Your Company’s Success By Brett Fox A good friend of mine just a joined a hot startup here in the Silicon Valley. The company is on fire. The executive team has previously been uber-successful. Revenue is getting near what I call escape velocity. They’ve exceeded their revenue Read More …

Why Can’t You Hire Engineers For Your Startup?

By Brett Fox | October 29, 2018

Why Can’t You Hire Engineers For Your Startup? By Brett Fox “We’re doing well if we hire 10% of the people that we have face to face interviews with,” I said to my cofounder and VP Engineering, Jeroen. We had hired our initial team of ten engineers through our network. So the numbers were much Read More …

What Is Your NDA Strategy?

By Brett Fox | October 24, 2018

What Is Your NDA Strategy? By Brett Fox Non Disclosure Agreements are virtually unenforceable. So why should you insist on having people sign NDAs? I’ll explain why NDAs should be part of your business strategy in this short video.   Do You Want To Grow Your Business?  Maybe I Can Help.  Click Here.

What’s The One Trait All Successful Entrepreneurs Have?

By Brett Fox | October 21, 2018

What’s The One Trait All Successful Entrepreneurs Have? By Brett Fox We were literally down to our last dollar. In fact, truth be told, we didn’t even have a dollar. Times were so tough that every week I had to get down on my hands and knees and beg our investors for enough money to Read More …