Category Archives: Entrepreneuring

The Lost Power of Why

Way too many moons ago I was introduced to the Deming “Five Whys” through interactions with the Digital Equipment Corporation Manufacturing Division as part of the Japan Study Mission: “Systematically asking why an event occurs or a condition exists. The … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Kickin’ it in Silicon Valley

One of the treats of collaborating with a wide range of entrepreneurs is the occasional working trip to Silicon Valley. Enjoy a few images from the many forms of “creative environments” to bring out the best of the entrepreneur. For … Continue reading

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Dyslexia – the invisible fuel of entrepreneurs?

Once again, Malcolm Gladwell offers us many “flipped perspectives” in David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.  For those of you who like oral story telling you can find Malcolm telling the story (Ted – Ideas worth spreading) … Continue reading

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Strategic Networking with the Benziger Green Team

Several years ago, I encountered an excellent article in the Harvard Business Review which researched “How Leaders Create and Use Networks.” The authors made the distinction between Operational Networks, Personal Networks and Strategic Networks. Most of our time is spent working within Operational or Personal … Continue reading

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Whiteboarding: Designing a software team

Not knowing what I was getting into (a common state lately), I joined some former colleagues to catch up on their new venture. They asked me how I would go about designing a software team for their new pivot. They … Continue reading

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B2B2C

Over the last six months, I started a research project in conjunction with a B2B accelerator, 9Mile Labs, to understand what factors lead to entrepreneurial success.  A key part of the research method was to use video ethnography to capture … Continue reading

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Both/And or Either/Or?

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Abraham Maslow As good left brained analytics trained by Western “education systems,” many of us technical folks believe that there is one right answer to … Continue reading

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