• Tribe Vibes: 7 Secrets to Creating Magnetic Culture

    August 30, 2020

    The culture of a company can easily make or break it. Focus on making yours magnetic. 

  • #CEO Podcast: CEO Rule Number 1 — When You Go In, You Must Go All In. (with Dip Patel)

    August 10, 2020

    Walking away from a promising career at Lockheed to attend MIT was definitely not in the original plan. But for Dip Patel, it was only the beginning.

  • #CEO Podcast: Culture Should be Curious-Are You Inspiring Curiosity in Your Team? (with Corey Thomas)

    July 11, 2020

    Corey Thomas isn’t in the role he thought he’d be as Chairman and CEO of Rapid7, but 7 years, a ton of successes, a failure or 3 and an impressive and enviable culture, show that sometimes our paths lead us exactly where we belong. 

  • #CEO Podcast: 7 Books Every Startup CEO Should Read (with David Cancel)

    July 11, 2020

    Are you a know-it-all or a learn-it-all? If you chose the latter, you’ll appreciate the top 5 marketing books David Cancel — Founder and CEO of Drift — can’t stop rereading.

  • #CEO Podcast:The CEO’s Journey — You Don’t Have to Travel Alone (with Bouzha Cookman)

    June 3, 2020

    Being a leader in tough economic times means striking a healthy balance between pessimism and optimism. As CEOs, we have to make tough decisions. We also have to keep up morale. Bouzha Cookman, of Catlin & Cookman, explains how CEO peers group can help.

  • What Fixing my Dishwasher Reminded Me about Entrepreneurship

    May 31, 2020

    If you are looking to break into a new industry and lack domain expertise, don’t despair.  

  • #CEO Podcast: The Venture Capital Playbook (with Chip Hazard)

    May 15, 2020

    There are a ton of variables that go into the perfect formula between venture capitalists and CEOs. Fortunately, venture capitalist Chip Hazard offers a detailed and actionable playbook for welding the best CEO/VC relationships.

  • #CEO Podcast: 3 Ways to Master Your Growth as CEO (with Promise Phelon)

    May 6, 2020

    The personal and professional growth experiences of entrepreneurs. Promise Phelon, a serial entrepreneur and author, shares her learnings acquired over the course of her journey as an underdog CEO.

  • What I Learned From My First Exit: A Chat with Ron Fisher

    October 13, 2019

    People think their next amazing business idea is going to be in their head, when you’re sitting in your room by yourself with a journal, totally detached from what you’re working on.

  • Modern Risks, Modern Measures: A Chat with Carey Anne Nadeau

    September 22, 2019

    Around the time this article is published, a whopping 7000 people will descend on Las Vegas to discuss the future of insurance. For three solid days, people from all walks of life who have joined the insurtech wave will introduce themselves, network, and fight to get heard in a sea of innovation. It’s all happening

  • What is Entrepreneurship? A Chat with Dip Patel

    September 8, 2019

      The truth is when you have the combination of these two (thinking and doing) inside you — whether you believe it or not — you are an entrepreneur. (Photo by christian koch on Unsplash) What do home climate control and missile defense systems have in common? A lot. This is what my friend Dip Patel discovered in circa

  • Laser Focus and Seven Nuggets of Advice for First-time Founders and CEOs

    May 1, 2019

    “Four votes for John,” said one of my four co-founders. It was 1997, and we were deciding who among us would be the titular head of our first venture. It was a simple ceremony, no cryptic puffs of smoke through an old chimney. While I was happy to have won the election — I wanted to win — I

  • The Magic Wand: A Founding Story.

    June 28, 2017

    Last summer (August 2016) I sold my second software company. It ended a decade of growth, working with the best co-founders, building a great team, and transforming an industry. The company was in the #insurtech space, a recently formed tech category that is on fire. The most common question I immediately get after people congratulate