JUAN GREAT LEAP

Judo on Curveballs

Three days ago, I was feeling a wee bit nervous. I was set to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy - I needed to have my gall bladder removed. I was admitted to the hospital at around 8pm, with my pregnant wife accompanying me. My operation was set at 10am of the next day. When we got to my room,…

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There’s no reason why YOU can’t build the next Twitmusic!

Great news here for our burgeoning startup community! Our country is widely regarded as a producer of some of the best professionals in the world. Certainly some of the most enterprising and innovative. Developing impactful startups should be second nature to us. Twitmusic should be the tip of the iceberg - but it's up to us. C'mon…

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5 Secrets of SERIAL Entrepreneurship

Serial Entrepreneurship Definition: Running 2 or more startups at the same time. Some definitions involve creating startups in succession, but for the purposes of this discussion, let's limit the term to the simultaneous management of 2 or more startups.  A number of the startup founders I've been helping recently have told me that apart from the current…

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The Time Value of ACTION

The Time Value of Money: Definition: money available at the present time is worth more than the same amount in the future. So, simply put, we'd rather have money now than the same value in the future. The same thing holds true for action.  Let me posit an integrated theory then: The Time Value of Action:  Definition: action…

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Documenting the first JUANGREATMEET

WHAT: Juan Great Meet WHERE: Astoria Plaza WHEN: March 27, 2012 We were around 40 people packed in the Chelsea Room of Astoria. I started out with profusely thanking everyone who came. I gave a short talk entitled, "The 5 EPIC fails which almost did us in," which detailed the 5 worst mistakes we've ever done in…

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Juan Great Night!

Was going to do my event update post tomorrow, but I couldn't help post something right now. Amazing night! Thank you so much everyone for your passion, your energy, and your time! I was so inspired by everyone's stories and learned so much! Amazing, amazing night! More startups please!  

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2 SLOTS OPEN for JUAN GREAT MEET

Hey people, Two people just backed out due to sudden schedule conflicts. We now have two slots open. If you are interested in going, please send me an email at pcauton@yahoo.com before 12:00 noon tomorrow. Do send it in ASAP so I can reserve your slot. Event's on at 7:00 pm tomorrow at the Chelsea Room, Astoria…

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Is following God a strategic career move?

I had always believed and said to people that God was at the center of my life. Only, I realize now that for most of my adult life, that was mostly just lip-service. Yes, I would go to Mass every Sunday, quickly pray before sleeping (especially when I needed something), and always tried to do the right…

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