There's this great saying about giving first, giving often and giving with no expectation of getting anything in return. Brad and the Techstars teams have done a tremendous job of evangelizing this around the world. While I agree with all of this I've struggled a lot with how to have confidence that I'm giving to… Continue reading Where to invest the time?
We have this silly built-in part of us here where we don’t want people to know when something doesn’t work out. That is self-defeating. The community learns faster from failures than it does from successes.
When I talk to founders in the Midwest, I'm constantly asking: WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? Some think it's a good way to make a lot of money. That type of thinking never works. Greed can be super powerful for some, but typically, those folks have the attention of a four year old. Their greed will take them to… Continue reading Solve problems that piss you off