The 10 Deadly Sins of Startups

Melinda Wittstock gave a terrific peek behind the venture capital (VC) curtain recently. Speaking at the New Media Women Entrepreneurs Summit, the serial entrepreneur and Verifeed founder highlighted 10 mistakes that entrepreneurs make when seeking funding: 1....

The Value of Velcro

Apparently I need more velcro. The three little words that have guided my business over the last 24 months are velcro, crayons, and abandon. I wrote at the start of this year: “Last year, I picked out 3 little words to guide my business. The whole point was to...

I Am Not an Athlete

I overheard a woman at the gym the other day telling her friends that she’d once run a marathon. While they were oohing and aahing over her accomplishment, she added some caveat that I didn’t catch. Then she said, “I’m not an athlete.”...

5 Lessons on Entrepreneurship from a Pop Artist

Last week, I went to see Roy Lichtenstein for inspiration. The problem with running your own business is that you can spend so much time in the “stuff” of it that you forget to poke your head out and think big thoughts. So the Thanksgiving Holiday came...