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Play Poker, Not Craps.

Lots of startups are obsessed with the idea of raising money and chasing an idea that seems interesting…they’re “revolutionizing an industry”. That sounds great at first but when you stop and think about it that means the industry doesn’t...

Focus on the Delta

There are lots of things that you can prioritize about your product and your idea. But you can’t focus on them all. And since you can’t, you might as well focus almost exclusively on the Delta. What is the thing you do different?

Preparation in all things.

Think of possible outcomes and prepare for them. Will the parking deck be closed when you need? Should your layover be longer for international flight? Do you have both cash and card available? These of course are all travel examples because we had trouble in several...

A thought about competition…

I’ve noticed the busier I am working on making myself better the less time I spend researching my competition. Obsess over customers not competition. Create your personas of who you’re targeting. If ever the job gets to easy then look out for a tidal wave of...

The four-question daily survey for productivity

Four questions you should ask yourself everyday: Did you accomplish what you set out to achieve based on yesterday’s plan? What was rewarding today? What was challenging today? What do you plan to achieve tomorrow? Watch these questions for 30-days. I promise...