Advanced Startup Management Techniques

Yesterday I spoke at an event and some of the stories I told about how I managed the team at Backupify got a good response - so much that I thought I should write about them. What follows is 3 management ideas that I wouldn’t suggest you use if you are just starting out, [...]

Be Careful When Discussing Your Competition

Some people think the way to grow a business is to badmouth the competition. That is what I thought 10 years ago when I started my first company. I would talk to customers who might ask about our competition, or ask if there were other options, and I would rant about all the [...]

In Praise Of UnSexy Businesses

There is money in unsexy. Really, there is. You wouldn’t know it from the hype. If you read tech blogs you might think the only things that get funded are new mobile social viral apps that let you find new music or new restaurants. But one of the things that is [...]

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