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My latest post on Forbes about the power of language learning here. Here's an excerpt: You’ve probably heard that being multilingual is a great resume builder and a valuable asset to promote career growth. Being able to speak a language... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Startup Whisperer
I have never really started a company from scratch. I usually come on-board once either there is a founding team or there is something wrong and the company needs some help. I have always deeply respected entrepreneurs. To be honest,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Startup Whisperer
My most recent post in Forbes was inspired by core workout training. In the post, I discuss the importance of 4 practices that can better help your companies strength and stabilization in order to better execute. The key pieces to... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Startup Whisperer
My most recent post on Forbes can be read here. In the post, I talk about specific ways that larger companies can operate and execute like a startup. The tenets to the post are to do the following: Keep the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Startup Whisperer
My most recent post on ForbesIt is rare that one can reference both Chevy Chase and machine learning in the same blog post. Let me know what you think of the post. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Startup Whisperer
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I recently had the great pleasure of getting involved personally as well as professionally with Year Up -- a fantastic program that I encourage everyone in my network to investigate because they make a real social impact. Year Up enables... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Startup Whisperer
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I recently did a post on Forbes about augmented reality. You can read that here. Outside of the technology itself, I gave some advice around general practices that can be applied to kickstarting any innovation. That advice is: Fire Bullets... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at Startup Whisperer
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After watching the Winter Olympics and seeing some sports that I would not necessarily consider sports. Ahem, curling anyone? It got me thinking about my time spent on eSports last summer. That project and company are well underway and it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Startup Whisperer
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Last night, I did the first ever Startup Whisperer Summit. I haven’t really dug back into the Seattle tech scene since I moved back over a year ago. There were many new and familiar faces at the event. Some highlights:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Startup Whisperer
I am Geekwire's Geek of the Week. Check it out here. Outside of the self-promotion, my real sincere ask of all of you entrepreneurs is to truly enjoy the moment. Its too easy to worry about the next play or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Startup Whisperer
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I’m a fan the classic Chevy Chase film, Fletch. If you haven’t seen it, the eponymous hero classically tries to bluff his way through pretending he's an aircraft mechanic. At one point in the film as he attempts to maneuver... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Startup Whisperer
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Travel is huge, but where is the corporate travel innovation? Travel is one of those monster categories that never ceases to innovate. The global category is over $9 trillion and online travel is over $300 billion . Just when you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Startup Whisperer
I recently spent some time with a Seattle-based venture capital firm, Voyager Capital. Voyager is an early-stage venture firm that focuses on B2B opportunities primarily in the Pacific Northwest. What drew me to the firm is their very different approach... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Startup Whisperer
I recently did a post back in April for VentureBeat titled 5 Reasons Your Business Plan is Becoming Obsolete. In that post, I point out how easy it is get a new business idea or startup tested and vetted without... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Startup Whisperer
I had a blast doing talking to Jerry Jao who is CEO of Retention Science and a contributor to Forbes. Here is an except below and you can read the rest of the post...... Previously, I’ve written about what a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Startup Whisperer
Check out my contributing post on TechCrunch which deals with CEOs swearing and their overall authenticity. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Startup Whisperer
I'll pile onto every popular post around, with the do's and don’ts on interviewing. Except, my list is extremely cathartic right now -- unemployment is on the rebound, and it’s getting harder and harder to get the talent you want.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
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Many years ago, I was a founding executive at a company called AtomFilms. It was the brainchild of Mika Salmi and was sold to Viacom much later in its startup life. Atom was really before its time. The company was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
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People often ask me how hard is it to pivot a business. Younger businesses are always easier to pivot than existing businesses. Not only are larger businesses, well larger, they also have a legacy of existing revenue that will more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
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Being a native Washingtonian, I have a soft spot in my heart for Nintendo (their US headquarters are located in Redmond Washington). Not only did they arguably create the first mass market for casual games, they have continued to create... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
Although, I may have been one of the oldest guy at the show, I had a fantastic time at Tune's PostBack conference. Just to give you an idea of the vibe at the show, there were fantastic sessions led by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
I just attended the HasOffers conferenced called PostBack. btw, they just changed their name to Tune. It was an incredible conference. I have spent a bunch of time with HasOffers (now Tune) which focuses on attribution analytics for the Web... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
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It is always shocking to me how there are a seeminglying never-ending of new takes on old what seem to be established busieness. I was struck with how some of the big businesses around online analytics. For every new challenger,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
Geekwire just released its list of top Pacific Northwest startups. Its missing two mobile-first startups that are well-funded and have great teams behind them. Where is Dwellable And OfferUp? Part of their proprietary ranking includes Web metrics (like SEO and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Startup Whisperer
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I recently caught up with a long-time friend and long-time mobile entrepreneur, Brent Brookler the CEO of FlowBoard, right before they announced their latest round of financing. What an interesting time to be in the mobile presentation space especially since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Startup Whisperer