• Why Segway Failed and Tesla Succeeds

    August 13, 2021

    The problem with the Segway was that it completely missed the fact that the core need wasn’t there.

  • #CEO Podcast: How to Master the Art of the Pivot (with Bettina Hein)

    September 25, 2020

    You’ve started the company. You’ve made the product… Now you find it’s not scalable. It’s time to pivot. Bettina Hein shares how she learned to embrace shifting gears.

  • #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.

  • When Magic is Not Enough: Learn from the Failure of General Magic

    March 1, 2020

    General Magic, a company you’ve never heard of, was a unicorn before there was such a thing.  

  • 9 Things CEOs Can Learn From a Trip to Disney World

    June 30, 2019

    The first time I went to Disney World if my memory serves me, was the summer of my freshman year in college. It was 1990, and it was part of an annual family pilgrimage to Florida to visit our extended relatives in Miami and Port Charlotte areas. We’d drive just under 24 hours from New

  • Bad Blood and My Seven 5-star Books from 2018

    March 3, 2019

    I often tell the new CEOs I advise to never fall in love with your product, keep your ego in check, and love your customers. The story of Theranos, portrayed in the book Bad Blood, is what happens when this advice is completely ignored. It is a five-star page-turner that is a window into human

  • How to Name and Brand Your NewCo

    September 17, 2018

      What’s in a name? Well, a lot. Choosing the right name for your new company can go a long way in putting it on the map. I recently became CEO of a new blockchain computing company. One of my first tasks was to rename the company. Here is a brief story about how we