The Risks and Illusions of the “Post-Exit Retirement”

Building and selling a business is a blessing and a curse. While it catapults founders into a very different financial situation, it also shifts what gives them purpose and passion and allows for lasting impact. Chasing these elusive virtues causes many entrepreneurs who thought they could retire to get back to work — or it … Continue reading The Risks and Illusions of the “Post-Exit Retirement”

Managing Expectations: Making Good (on) Promises.

https://youtu.be/91ZGnnR-O4U Expectation management. What is that? It sure sounds like mind control. I don’t think my expectations are anything that someone else can manage. Nobody can dive into my mind and magically alter what I believe will happen. The only thing you can do to impact what I expect is to make promises. There is … Continue reading Managing Expectations: Making Good (on) Promises.

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