Leadership and Management

What’s A Waterfall Chart And Why You Need It

Waterfall charts are an essential tool for making it really easy for your audience, be it your board of directors or your team, to easily understand how a various part of your company is performing. Yet, most people have never created, or even heard of a waterfall chart. In today’s video, I’m going to teach…

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Who Should Have Access To Your Bank Account?

“I think each of the founders should have a company credit card,” “Randy,” one of my co-founders said during an early staff meeting. “it will ease some of the burden on you.” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] “That’s okay,” I said. “I want the burden.” And you…

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How Do You Manage Your Board Of Directors?

Once your startup has investors, you’re likely going to hear somebody tell you, “You need to learn how to manage your Board of Directors.” It sounds great, doesn’t it? But how do you actually do this? And what does managing your board actually mean? It’s actually quite easy. I’ll break it down for you in…

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Should You Be Friends With Your Co-Founders?

When I was a kid, I used to really like westerns. Maybe it was because my Dad really liked westerns, so I liked westerns too. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] There was a rather obscure western that I really liked called, “The Culpepper Cattle Company.” It’s the…

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How Do You Fix Your Co-Founder Problems

Sixty percent of all co-founder relationships end in failure.  It’s a huge issue that just about every startup CEO has to deal with. In this video, I go through the nine issues you’re going to have to deal with when you have a co-founder that’s not working out.  You’ll definitely want to stick around to…

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The Single Biggest Reason Startups Succeed

Every startup CEO wants to know secret, the key to the vault of how to make their startup successful. Venture Capitalists will tell you that your choice of market is the key to your success. Well, I’m here to tell you that VCs are wrong. In this video, I’ll go deep and explain exactly what…

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Does Experience Help You Or Hurt You As A Startup CEO?

I love watching Roger Federer play tennis. He looks like he’s gliding across the court. And, no matter how hot it is, the guy never sweats. Never. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] Then, there’s his polar opposite, Blossom’s favorite player, Rafael Nadal. Before he ever takes the…

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What Are The Challenges When You’re Getting Started?

“I just want to be able to breathe,” I said to Irwin and Winston, two VCs I was meeting with as I began raising our Series B funding. The second I uttered those words, I wanted them back. I thought my words exposed my inner feelings, but Irwin and Winston just moved on with the…

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What Are The 12 Killer Mistakes You Can’t Make, Part 2

As the old VC saying goes, “If you’re a first time CEO, you’re going to make mistakes.”  And, while I agree with that sentiment, I’d really like to help you avoid making as many mistakes, especially the ones of the killer variety. That’s what today’s video is all about.  It’s based on my experience making…

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Should You Be Afraid To Tell Your Team Bad News?

“Tina, can you help me get all the VPs together? I need to meet with them right now. It’s urgent.” “Okay,” Tina said. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] “Have everyone, including you, meet me in the large conference room.” A few minutes later Jeroen, Adolfo, Dave, Shoba,…

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