Over the years, I’ve sat with many investors in pitch meetings and heard what they said afterward about the founders they’ll never call back. I’ve also helped enough founders prepare to pitch that I’ve formed my own opinions about those I’d want to work with or avoid. For this article I asked some investor friends to share their insights.
Before I worked with entrepreneurs, i worked as an innovation consultant. I had a great mentor and colleague, Ron Sears, who taught me some valuable lessons. Here’s one – about how good innovation requires inefficiency.
My latest well deserved entrepreneur upvote goes to Justin Sheehan of Crown Jewel Marketing.
Inside story tidbit – I took one of the photos in the article years ago – This is Justin moving into his first Crown Jewel office in the Blue Jacket building.
Go read the Medium article here for the full story of an awesome entrepreneur!
Why ride someone else’s coattails when you can make your own coat?
Here on Medium is my article with three reasons why I am such a big promoter of entrepreneurship. I happen to believe there is a little something there for everyone!
If every startup founder were already independently wealthy, then we wouldn’t need articles like this. But, the reality is that most people are not able to drop everything and go all in on a new venture. In my most recent Medium article, I talk about how a side gig can be a practical stepping stone to your big all in vision.
Go read it!