Hero: Making tough decisions

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A must read article on what tough decisions are needed to taken for being successful as a leader at a start up! Original article is from Onstartups.com

So, here’s advice to my future self and all of you:  *DO* be a hero.

1. Be a hero.  Go after that big, powerful incumbent that doesn’t delight its customers enough.

2. Be a hero.  Hire that awesome, amazing person — even though they don’t fit any of the roles you’re currently looking for.hero woman 2

3. Be a hero.  Make that sacrifice that will negatively impact your profits but completely aligns with your passions.

4. Be a hero.  Make that really, really hard decision that even the smartest people you know can’t seem to agree on.

5. Be a hero.  Say no to that accomplished, super-successful person that your team interviewed, loved and convinced to join — but doesn’t fit your culture.

6. Be…

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Startup Consulting and the Problem of Venture Vultures

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Startups, I’m here to save you. And venture capitalists I apologize for the apparent slander, not my intention. But startups and new small businesses, most of you are totally capable of starting small and growing organically and quickly with a little bit of guidance and some words of wisdom to directionally guide you in the direction you seek. Not all small businesses need large or even small capital injections. The problem is that not all startups can afford consulting. This is where incubators and seed money comes in. A few bucks and some business expertise and all of a sudden they own 25% of your small business. As far as I’m concerned; unfair.

Startups, you need some guidance. Of course. Your young, your new, and as some “Angel” Investors see it, you are venerable. For now you can reach me for free in the comments section, and soon I will…

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