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What To Do When Someone Wants to Acquire Your Company

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that congratulations are in order. Someone is very interested in what you’re doing. But best not to get too excited just yet. There’s a lot of work ahead before you get to your final destination. If you have a business that has been the main source of […]

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Book Review: Peter Thiel’s Zero to One

Peter Thiel’s new book Zero to One flies in the face of startup dogma and convention. He’s skeptical of the lean startup method. He loathes optionality. He mocks the green energy movement’s breeziness and lack of substance. But that’s the point. Most startups aren’t successful. Zero to One tackles the question of why most aren’t. And […]

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From Google Glass to Go Phone

In June, 2014 I bought a Google Glass. For about 20 minutes, I thought I was the coolest thing in the world. Until I wore them for another half an hour and then the battery died. Regardless, I suspect that my identity in the Denver startup community is closely tied to my Glass. There are many who know me […]

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The Ultimate Startup Checklist

Startup Checklist

By combing the Interwebs, poring through my personal library, and applying my own experience in working with more than 100 startups, I’ve compiled this checklist of 25 items to review and consider as you launch your startup. I hope you find it useful. Decide whether starting a business is right for you and what kind […]

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Starting Up and Escaping a Life of Quiet Desperation

Henry David Thoreau once famously said that, “most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” That statement is likely more true today than it was in the 1840s, when he said it. With increased specialization, many adults sleepwalk through their professional years, operating on a level of minimum consciousness, never fully engaged or alive. They’re just […]

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The Missing Piece

My favorite Shel Silverstein book is called The Missing Piece. It’s about a crudely drawn, circle-like creature that appears to have a wedge cut out of it. The creature thinks that the wedge is its missing piece, and so it goes around looking for its missing piece. And here’s the song he sings to himself […]

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