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VIDEOS: My Advice for Entrepreneurs (it’s all here)

Jun 27, 2012 22,776 Comments by

In the past year I’ve given the following talks that explain the majority of my general advice for entrepreneurs.  If you want to know what I did, and what I think you need to do to be successful… then grab some popcorn, set aside 3 hours (not all at once…), and enjoy. 10 Strategies for Startup [...]

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Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Dec 06, 2011 29,318 Comments by

These are the core questions that I ask every person that I interview. I’ve narrowed the list down to the top 7 questions I ask from a list of hundreds I have tried. Hope this helps. And as a bonus threw in a video for those folks looking for a job on the best way [...]

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The One Most Important Thing

May 23, 2011 36,857 Comments by

What’s the one most important thing for your startup or small business?  I don’t know!  But I do know THERE IS ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING.  Here is how you make that one thing matter most.

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What’s Your Why

Apr 28, 2011 41,666 Comments

One of the most common themes I talk about is starting a new business, and among that topic answering the question of Why.  A lot of us naturally ask things in the beginning like “what should I do” or “how do I do that”, but those aren’t the most important questions to ask.  Here is my [...]

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VIDEO: The Most Important Things in Business

Mar 28, 2011 27,120 Comments

DocStoc – Entrepreneur (3/23/11) from OC Creative Media on Vimeo. Here was a recent video interview I did for Entrepreneur Magazine.  Its a short clip talking about Docstoc and my philosophy on how to break out of the pack by focusing on the “most important items”. Its a common mantra I preach to our team.  There [...]

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The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Mar 22, 2011 42,044 Comments

I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies.   I asked the panelists (David Travers, Brian Norgard, Fouad ElNaggar, & Demian Sellfors) about the specific challenges that we face down here in Los Angeles as opposed to Silicon Valley.  I have some pretty specific thoughts on the differences between companies in the two [...]

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VIDEO: Interview with Angel Investor Paige Craig

Oct 14, 2010 29,487 Comments

Here is the video interview I did with Paige Craig on TWIST this week. We talk about topics like how to raise angel investment, the qualities entrepreneurs should demonstrate and Paige’s new business.

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Video Interview with Brian Lee, Co-Founder of Legalzoom and ShoeDazzle

Jul 14, 2010 8,636 Comments

This last week I guest hosted TWIST for Jason Calacanis.  I did two shows with Brian Lee the Co-founder of LegalZoom and founder of ShoeDazzle, and the first episode with J.R. Johnson founder of Lunch.com and VirtualTourist.  Check out the video interviews below and the great network of This Week In shows. Interview with Brian [...]

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Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Jun 29, 2010 28,375 Comments

Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers.  Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. • Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to [...]

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Business Development Advice (for the online world)

Jun 22, 2010 21,221 Comments

I often get asked for advice on Business Development.  I’ve spent most of my career in sales (or some sales like function), and here are my thoughts on how to be better with your BD.  This post is geared toward folks looking to do BD deals in the online world. 10 Tips for Better BD [...]

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