Why You’re Not Getting the Most out of Your Board

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Every time I think to write a post about this I figure the most recent board meeting I’ve attended will think it’s about them so I don’t bother. So I’m going to write a series of board meetings posts unrelated to anybody or maybe an amalgamation of them all.

The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

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I’ve tried over the years to write many times about the realism of the downsides of being an entrepreneur because there is a complete cognitive dissidence between what you read about yourself in the press and what you feel internally about where you’re at in the journey.

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Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

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I hired a sales coach named Kai Krickle who helped me figure out how to close more deals. He told me to stop responded to RFPs where I wasn’t the person who helped write the specs for the RFPs. Kai taught me that the key metric to whether a sales process is going well is “engagement.”

8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

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He did it yesterday, “Mark, I’m going to write a blog post following on from your VC’s aren’t dumb. He is very pleasant when he calls and writes. When we recommended that Rob get a CEO coach he not only embraced it but craved it and thanked us for suggesting it.

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Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet


You are writing about the essentials of business. Any thoughts on my recent post Startup Metrics ? The Startup Metrics post is a good example of what I call “holocognics.” Startup Metrics discusses what a Startup needs to consider before “going live.”

Choose Your VC Investor Carefully

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I write this post as a warning to pick your VC’s carefully. There are people like Gus Tai who any entrepreneur who’s worked with him well tell you is that he has helped coach them into building a great business.