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Investing In Your Co-Founder Relationship To Weather The Storm

What if I told you that you could have a healthy and trusting co-founder relationship? What if I told you that you could meet any roadblock head on? What if I told you there were simple practices to create a stronger union with your co-founder? Here’s the good news:

Investing In Your Co-Founder Relationship To Weather The Storm
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What I’ve Learned In My First Year as a Solopreneur

Exactly a year ago, I announced that I was leaving the world of institutional venture capital to pursue a career as a coach, advisor, and angel investor. I honestly had no clue what the path was going to look like or where it would lead me. This was one of

What I’ve Learned In My First Year as a Solopreneur
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How to Make a Lasting Impression in Under Ten Minutes

"Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." -Randy Pausch, The Last LectureWhen I was at RRE Ventures, I had a positive first meeting with Ben Marcus, the Founder & CEO of AirMap. Less than a week later, I received a

How to Make a Lasting Impression in Under Ten Minutes
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On Deck: How to Run an Investment Process

On Friday, I led a workshop on fundraising for the current class of the On Deck Fellows. I used to teach a similar workshop at General Assembly and Skillshare many years ago. Teaching has always been a passion of mine.  I love sharing what I have learned over the past

On Deck: How to Run an Investment Process
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Introducing: The High Output Founder Library

Over the past decade, I've worked with dozens, if not hundreds, of founders in various roles— investor, advisor, coach, mentor, and friend. Throughout these experiences, I've consistently seen and heard the same things over and over. Many founders, especially first-timers, are learning on the job, facing similar challenges, and looking

Introducing: The High Output Founder Library
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Finding Your Coach: Fit Is Everything

Over the last two months, I’ve had dozens of conversations with potential coaching partners (I prefer this term over ‘clients’). I enjoy these conversations because I learn so much about a person — their history, company, vision, aspirations, blockers and more. I’m also able to glean who they want

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40 Lessons From 40 Years

I turn forty today. I can’t even believe I just typed that sentence. Over the past month, I've been reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned directly through experience or indirectly from family, friends, mentors and teachers. I wanted capture and share these learnings for one important reason: I’

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There Is No Perfection

Yesterday, I went for a stroll in Madison Square Park with my friend Dan Kimmerling who was visiting from the west coast. Dan one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and empathetic seed investors I know. Every time I get together with him, I walk away with nuggets of wisdom, insight

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The March To 10,000 Hours

How long does it take to become a master at something? I first learned of the “10,000-Hour Rule” about a decade ago when I first read ‘Outliers’ by Malcolm Gladwell. The premise of this rule is simple: the key to achieving mastery in any skill or craft, is, largely,

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How To Conduct A Comprehensive Annual Review

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” -Meg WheatleyThe holiday season is my favorite time of the year. It symbolizes family, friends, vacation and of course plenty of good food. I also enjoy it because it marks the end

How To Conduct A Comprehensive Annual Review