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Juan Great MEET: 7pm, March 27, Astoria Plaza

Okay. I've postponed this long enough. Let's meet. I know a number of you have wanted to meet up - I'm so sorry if I haven't replied with a definitive schedule on a coffee talk just yet, as my schedule's been crazy. I pray you'd be okay with this in the meantime. Let's not complicate things. I'll…

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34 Reasons Why Startups are F-U-N!

Okay, so for a number of posts now I've been talking about how difficult startups are, overcoming huge obstacles, the bootstrapped life, how sheer hard work is a requirement, etc... But you know what? Startups are just F-U-N. I've never been more engaged in my life, and now I'm really just addicted to the experience of STARTING.…

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Why you should build an ARMY of mentors

No startup is an island. Since independence is a pretty common entrepreneurial trait, going at it alone becomes a mistake that's easy to fall into for a lot of startup founders. This is a mistake. Listen carefully. Developing an honest-to-goodness startup is a difficult chore. Most startups still fail within 5 years of being founded. You need…

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The Crucial Art Of Momentum Management, part deux

In the previous post, we talked about managing YOUR momentum in the startup process, about how we have to strike when the iron is hot and take advantage of our energy. But what happens now when you're now working with a team of either founders or employees? Things become a bit trickier because now the startup exists…

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The Crucial Art of Momentum Management

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries."  - Brutus (in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare) This is a line from my favorite Shakespeare play, where Brutus urges his comrades to…

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