JUAN GREAT LEAP

How God Founded Our Startup

When a new employee starts in STORM, or any of the startups I'm associated with (we're all in one building), they are treated to something different (especially if they've previously worked in corporations before) which happens every three o'clock. We invite the newbie to our conference room, where we read the Gospel for the day, and then everyone…

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The 4 most common excuses for not taking the startup leap

Here they are, in no particular order: EXCUSE NO. 1: PARANOIA Sounds like: "Huge risk! The LIVES of my kids are at stake!" Commentary: First, it's never ever as bad as you imagine it would be. Too often we fall victim to our wild imagination. Moreover,  you can always mitigate risk, through research and early customer feedback.…

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Startup Sacred Time for 2012

From 1:00pm to 6:00 pm every Friday afternoon, all Storm employees are required to work on a pet project of their choice. We call this “Innovation Friday.” The endeavor isn’t exactly original. I know Google employees need to devote 20% of their time on a personal project of their own. The difference here is the forced schedule.…

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