Creating the Space for Honesty

Creating the Space for Honesty

Last night, Sunday, I was returning to work for a late night recording session with my 2015-16 apprentice. He was asking how a meeting with 4 entrepreneurs went on Friday night as we drove north towards my office. I said, “I created the space for them to be honest with one another about how they […]

6 Tips from Bug’s Life on Problem-solving

6 Tips from Bug’s Life on Problem-solving

So before I started typing this post, I reached out to a friend who is an innovation specialist. I asked, “Is there an industry term for working around known issues instead of just stopping at them?” Her response, “Yeah. Chickenshit.” Did you ever see the movie A Bug’s Life by Pixar? It came out in […]

7 Things I Wish My Marketing Clients Knew

1. When you ask for advice and then discredit it because you don’t understand it or are unfamiliar with it, it makes me less excited about giving advice the next 12 times you ask. Client: “How do I increase traffic to my website” Me: “Do you have an email list built up?” Client: “Yes, 6500 […]

Is Automation Evil?

Is Automation Evil?

Is automation evil? Every morning we start our day at Fluxxr with LRNNR (pronounced learner). Today’s class was taught by Caleb Coffee our in house automation expert. We talked through several scenarios of the pluses and minuses of automation and it made me think: Is automation the genetically engineered progeny of the industrial revolution? Take […]

7 Diseases Killing Entrepreneurs in 2014

I spent the last 12 months of my life working directly with 19 business owners and donating my time to another 150 or so. These companies range in size from a startup that is in the hole to a 25 year old $50m company. Looking back I am surprised how the same things plague entrepreneurs […]