So New Yorkers, my advice to you is to quit trying to mimic, model or catch up...– http://www.tawheedkader.com/2011/09/the-new-york-startup-scene-is-important-but-for-different-reasons-than-you-think/
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.– John A. Shedd
The supreme accomplishment is when work doesn’t feel like work but play...
Are you a Pig or a Chicken (type of Entrepreneur)
I’ve been waking up with this odd type of foot pain every morning for the past few weeks. Last night, instead of a slight pain in the morning it turned into to a fiery pain in the middle of the night. I’m sitting here contemplating whether this pack of Ben Gay can get me through a really important meeting this morning or whether I should go to the ER right now. Does that make me a...
The Trouble with Non-Investor Investors →
marksbirch: You can file this under investors to avoid. There are plenty of situations that I have seen where non-investor types get involved in startup funding. These range from wealthy family members and benefactors to corporations and government organizations. The reason I call them non-investors is that…
The biggest thing I learned from fundraising
The biggest thing I learned from fundraising? Never assume anything about anyone. Well dressed seemingly well to do people with Brooks Brothers shirts wasted a ton of my time. Whereas people that hardly spoke English, or wore Walmart pants wrote big checks and gave amazing insight and advice about how to run my business, which they themselves learned while building their fortune. The lesson?...
Strong Opinions @marksbirch: Why Startups Fail →
marksbirch: Losing the passion. It is as simple as that. All the other reasons about scaling too fast, bad mix of co-founders, running out of money, economic upheaval, etc. are either symptoms or accelerators of the eventual downfall. When the founders just do not have the excitement anymore,…