How do you achieve your goals?

I have been blogging since 2004, not as active as I have been since 2011. I believe blogging or writing is an extremely positive and leverage activity. I used to take notes in school and I have always wondered why do we take notes, because what is being taught in the class is in the…

Circle of influence and circle of concern

I was reading a blog post by Seth Levin of Foundry Group on “Handling Rejection“, where Seth blogs about an interaction he had with a 54-year old startup founder, who reached out to Seth and the Foundry Group to see if they were interested in his idea. Seth replied that they have a clear strategy…

Mentoring, Teaching and Training

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein I strongly believe anyone can learn any skill given the right guidelines, tools, mentoring and time. It is not easy to help or teach someone to acquire a new skill. Ask your teacher how she…

S.M.A.R.T Goals or Metrics

Do you have a ScoreBoard for your Startup? Well, if you don’t you need to get one. Once you have a scoreboard you need to determine what you are going to measure and there are some time tested definitions for establishing goals for your team, your startup or how you are executing. Remember Vision without…

Startup Management – Masterfully Curated Resources for every startup

Fred Wilson wrote about an AVC regular William Mougayar is building an education oriented community for entrepreneurs called Startup Management (SUM). I wanted to bring attention to this aspect of a Startup, I have written about this before Startups are not a small form of a big company. The management of things in a startup require different sequencing than in…

Startup Reykjavik 2013

Startup Reykjavik the mentorship driven accelerator for Startups organized by Arion Bank and Innovit+Klak announced the new batch of companies in Startup Iceland. Last evening, I participated in the Pitch and BBQ event organized by Startup Reykjavik. It was incredible to see the energy and the number of people who participated. The Startup Community in…

Startup Iceland 2013 – Done!

It has been more than a month since Startup Iceland 2013 got done! I took a sabbatical from writing and a couple of weeks off which I had not done for the past 5 years. Once again, we pulled off a great event, more than 13 speakers, over 280 participants, a hackathon, UNConference and just all…