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August 5, 2020

How To Get Big Tech To Behave Better

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days, but many Congressmen, on both sides of the aisle, are united in their hostility to Big Tech. That disdain was on full display July 29, when Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim…

June 15, 2020

How Entrepreneurs Can Lead The Way To Social Justice

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police in the midst of a deadly pandemic and widespread unemployment has galvanized millions of people to risk infection to protest systemic racism. So many, in fact, that this…

May 21, 2020

Why We Can’t Innovate And How To Change That

Many people and organizations consider innovation so difficult that they are too intimidated even to try. We hardly notice when uninnovative businesses go under. We’re bored with them and no longer care. Think Kodak or all the restaurants that shutter…

May 20, 2020

How Your Isolation Makes Restarting Your Business More Challenging

“This changes everything.”  That’s the refrain we hear with every cataclysmic event.  We heard it after 9/11; we heard it after the worldwide financial meltdown, and we’re hearing it now with the Covid-19 contagion. Only this time, it’s true. That’s because the…

April 26, 2020

Before You Reopen, Create A Crisis Playbook For Next Time

During the 2008 worldwide financial meltdown, Rahm Emanuel famously said, “Never allow a crisis go to waste.” Last month on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” the former Chicago mayor repeated the remark in reference to Covid-19 and added, “Start planning for the…

April 3, 2020

How Leaders Can Chart A Steady Course Through The Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic will test every startup leader, and their performance will be graded by those they lead. Should the leader falter, that judgment is likely to be unsparingly harsh. The test couldn’t be harder: the future is unknowable and the crisis…

March 11, 2020

How To Lead Your Startup Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

“It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness.” So warned Dr. Nancy Messonnier, of the Centers…

February 20, 2020

How To Make And Evaluate A Good Startup Culture?

I frequently get asked the question: How can you make a good startup culture when you can’t even describe what a culture is, let alone measure it? Almost all of literature explores the question of, “what is a good person?”…