Entrepreneurial Anti-Patterns — What to Avoid When You’re Starting a Business

They say all roads lead to Rome. Well, reality proves them wrong. And who are "they" anyway? When we look at successful businesses, we see many different approaches that got them to where they are today. But we can also notice the absence of several strategies that don't seem to create reliable pathways to success. … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Anti-Patterns — What to Avoid When You’re Starting a Business

What Founders Can Learn from Professional WoW Gamers

If you want to see tenacity at work, watch professional gamers racing to be the first to kill the latest dungeon boss in World of Warcraft. Every time Activision Blizzard releases new dungeon content, the world's best guilds join the "Race to World First." They grind through days, sometimes weeks, of trying to overcome the … Continue reading What Founders Can Learn from Professional WoW Gamers

The Power of the Narrative when Building in Public

The show "Friends" was on TV for ten years. Over 230 episodes were created, starring the same characters having the same problems day in, day out — and people kept tuning in. Viewers were hooked. For a decade. If you want to understand what gets people invested in a journey, you should investigate what makes … Continue reading The Power of the Narrative when Building in Public