...as so often, it was when I was in an unrelated meeting where this energy didn’t exist that I was able to put together some thoughts. I was pitching a new product in a mild way...The unanimous response was criticisms & judgment...feedback that is unhelpful.Read More
The danger in ideas, especially developing them either through talking or thinking is that they FEEL like forward motion. However, it is only through actions and execution that anything gets done.Read More
The topic at hand was a philosophy of "Forget it, Ship it." The lesson here is that if there is a market for the beta version of a product you can be honest with the market about that, and, well make a little money along the way.Read More
Breckinridge startup weekend... a startup weekend is, people gather, pitch various ideas for new companies...basic numbers.... 60 people...Friday night pitch fest, 18 pitches. 6 groups... 30 participants.Read More
A group is to say that it loosely follows the Boulder Thesis, as written in Brad Feld’s “Startup Communities” book.
Why have an entrepreneur's group? ... we have found that while the local resources ... are great initiatives and local resources, do not provide the type of community where entrepreneurs... in our unique way. Hope is not a strategy, execution is. So this is a call to action.
No-agenda meetings understanding that the higher the amount of communication the better we are personally as well as as a community.
To that end. We are starting the 8150 High Altitute Entreprenuers GroupRead More
The nature of greed all I want is an 80.0%...just make me happy with an 80.0%....I got an 89.8% and immediately thought “OH F&*K, I SHOULDA’ GOT AN ‘A’”….less than a second....That is how fast greed can enter your (my) heart.
Are you familiar with game theory? [O]ne practical lesson. There is a drastic difference between single-round play and multi-round play. [A] happy customer will tell 3 people about you over 2 weeks, an angry customer 10 people over 10 months.Read More
I wrote a response (Below) and a New Your attorney gave me a talking to. "We are lawyers here Bradley, not psychologists.... avoided but the platitudes are more self-serving than practically helpful."..Ohh snap! ..My response...lawyers are more than just living, breathing, legal books. We are many many things, including negotiators, litigators, hired guns, researchers, advisors (lawyer who responded specifically has this on his Avvo profile), and many more things...other parties issues and pressure points, as he said it a psychologist.
Suck it up, take and accounting course....taking an accounting course... signals to yourself and anyone else that you are serious about the company succeeding, not just about having a romp around the block....I am not saying that you need to do the bookkeeping every month, but as a leader you need to know how things work.
But hey, what do I know?Read More
[W]hen [s]he was managed, even just a little bit, [s]he was able to work to [her] capacity and do great...I learned this lesson for myself with an employee I’ll call Sharon...The result, she became one of the most useful employees that I had....If you look at time as your only real asset, and there is an employee with a potential ROI as high as hers (spend <10 min/week = good employee) then the value of the time from good → great employee is worth it.Read More
In recent weeks I’ve had three people ask me if I can help them with a patent. Each actually meant a trademark or copyright.... 4 types of intellectual property: patents, copyright, trademark, and trade-secrets. Each cover a different thing, happen in a different way, and last for a different period of time....A little more discussion: In the fast paced world of entrepreneurship and the internet...Patents take too long to get...They also cost a lot of money...Copyright covers...Read More
When my father talked about selling his solo-practice dental office. ... he was a fantastic dentist... .no idea how to sell his business. Not his fault... it is a knowledge and experience issue...After your family...your business is ...most valuable asset you have...This is a "Get to Day 1” article... The actual “Day 1” is to have your business in a state of preparation where you can actively find a buyer.Read More
AVVO Question: Do I need a lawyer to write a business contract? ...... Bickerton Answer:....You are allowed to write all the contracts you want. The law does not say that an attorney has to do it for you... you pay an attorney for is advice, writing skills, and analysis.