How Do You Make Sure The Best Idea Is Always Chosen?

By Brett Fox | August 12, 2020

One of the challenges CEOs face is,, when choosing from multiple ideas, that the best idea is selected. What makes this especially difficult is our natural tendency to shoot arrows at all new ideas. In this short video, I’m going to teach you a methodology that eliminates the negativity, AND, at the same time, strengthens…

You Need A Better Reason Than Money To Start A Company

By Brett Fox | August 11, 2020

“Most startups fail,” I said to the interviewer, Dave. “If I wanted the surest path to wealth, then I would have never left my corporate job.” “It’s a mug’s game then?” Dave, said to me. Then I started laughing. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] “Why are you…

What Is The Advice You Never Hear But Should Hear?

By Brett Fox | August 10, 2020

I was thinking about my Dad this morning, and I was thinking about something he told me when I was raising our first round of funding. I was going on and on, as if I knew everything about startups, and I was telling my Dad that we absolutely, positively had to raise money from “Tier…

How Should You Manage Your Employee Meetings?

By Brett Fox | August 5, 2020

You’ll likely get advice telling you, the startup CEO, that you should have 1:1 meetings with your direct reports. Well, that’s good advice, but the question is what should you cover in these meetings? In this short video, I’ll walk you through the five questions you should ask in every 1:1 employee meeting you’ll have.…

How Do You Keep Your Startup From Being Undercapitalized?

By Brett Fox | August 4, 2020

“How long is the new funding going to last you?” I asked “Sam.” Sam said, “About one year.” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] “That’s not long enough,” I replied. You really want your funding to last 18 months. Ideally, you’d like your funding to last two years. “Why…

How Should You Start Your Investor Pitch?

By Brett Fox | August 3, 2020

“You never know what’s going to come through the door,” Dave, a partner at the VC fund I worked at as an Entrepreneur in Residence, said to me. Then he continued by saying, “That’s one of the things I love about this work.” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click…

What One Steve Jobs Decision Shouldn’t You Make?

By Brett Fox | July 29, 2020

There’s no denying Steve Jobs genius. He was maybe the most brilliant combination of product definer and marketer ever. But even Jobs made his share of mistakes. And the one I’m going to point out in this short video is one you absolutely, positively don’t want to make.   Read The Video Transcript Below:  …

Why You Need Multiple Ways To Manage Projects

By Brett Fox | July 28, 2020

“This is becoming a trend I do not like,” “Raul,” one of our investors, said to me during one of our board meetings about eight months into our company’s existence. Raul was referring to our engineering team being behind schedule. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] We were…

What Are The Six Rules For Building A Great Team?

By Brett Fox | July 27, 2020

“Tell me, who are you going to bring with you?” I asked “Tommy,” the VP Sales candidate recommended by a couple members of our board of directors. “It’s going to be hard for me to bring anyone,” Tommy said to me. “The team is well compensated, so I don’t think they’ll leave.” Do you want…

Trying To Stay CEO Is A Waste Of Your Time

By Brett Fox | July 22, 2020

If there’s one mistake I’ve seen startup CEOs make over and over again, it’s focusing on finding creative ways to stay CEO. So, the startup CEO focuses on different classes of stock, voting rights, and other crazy schemes. Trying to stay CEO is waste of your time. In fact, not only is this the wrong…