Are entrepreneurs born or bred? For me it was probably more nature than nurture. I wasn’t really raised around entrepreneurs. My grandfather was a custodian; my mother cleaned houses.
If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that failure is a part of life. If we never failed at anything, we’d never achieve anything. When you learn to ski, you may spend a great deal of time falling; if you don’t, you’re probably not progressing.
Google is one of the true powerhouses of the internet.
Owning over 86% of the search engine market, Google organic search makes up 59% of the world’s total web traffic.
“I walked 10 miles to work…in the snow…barefoot.” I’m sure you’ve heard this adage before from your parents, or even jokingly said it to your children. I recently read an expanded version of this story.
I recently attended my grandfather’s funeral. As I looked around at the people who loved him, the flowers, and the video playing in the background, it gave me a glimpse into the end of life. Instead of making me feel sad, though, it made me realize that you are 100% in control of your legacy.
How we choose to react to a triggering event determines the outcome. We have a choice at that moment to either react emotionally or rationally. As Dale Carnegie said, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.”
Have you bought anything recently because of an advertisement on your social media news feed? Have you noticed the ads are increasingly aligned with your likes and preferences? This is due to the increasing sophistication of predictive analytics, which use past data to predict future behavior.
I recently hired a Chief Technology Officer. I had my assistant set up regular meetings with his department to ensure he was progressing as I expected. In my mind, these calls ensured that he felt comfortable in the new position, but they might have been interpreted as micromanaging.
With lower overhead costs, a simplified sales process, more efficient operations and shockingly high multiples when you sell the company, it’s hard to beat the SaaS business model.
Since the emergence of YouTube in 2005, the prevalence and impact of video marketing have skyrocketed.
YouTube changed the game by allowing everyday users to upload, publish, and market their video content directly within the search engine.
When you run a global company with employees around the world, global events hit close to home. In my company, we have 20 employees in Ukraine. They are not just stories on the 6 o’clock news or employees in a remote office; they are co-workers with names and families whom we may have met.
My grandfather was not a man of means. He was a custodian at a high school and made sacrifices for his family. Yet much of the man I am today is because of the lessons I learned from him. I like to say, “My grandpa taught me so much about leadership, and sometimes he used words.” His actions spoke volumes. Here are six of the most important lessons I learned from him.