On Receiving Advice

On Receiving Advice

I received very direct, “that idea can’t work” advice from a fellow founder today. I felt like this pic. But the truth is, after I slept on it, he was 100% right. It’s better to get some hard truth now and then, and stay on course, than to only...

Known vs. Unknown

There are two vastly different sides of product management. Developing toward the known. And discovering what you need to know. The latter is the hard one, and of course ought to always come first. I’m in that stage now. I love it. It’s crazy, unscripted, and...
Your Online Profile Is Holding You Back

Your Online Profile Is Holding You Back

Growing a professional network is hard. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be with a sad profile. The first, crucial step is to create or update your online bio—the profile the world needs to see after they meet you in person. Work out what you want to say...
The 7 Things To Stop Doing For Your Company

The 7 Things To Stop Doing For Your Company

Not everything is helpful. Not everything is useful. I’ve launched 4 startups so far in my career. And at every other company that I worked for, I treated the role as if it was my own startup. In doing that I found that there are a ton of things that need to be done,...
What’s Your “One Move”?

What’s Your “One Move”?

I coach youth soccer (football for everyone else outside the US). And I am amazed at how many parallels there are from the game to business. For example, I teach kids to pick their “one move”. They need to have one set play to get around a defender. Choose...