I Want A New Drug

Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject. My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite. When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I hadContinue reading “I Want A New Drug”

This Love Affair Will Cost You

There is a really good reason why feedback is so critical in the product development process. MONEY. Hmm, interesting.  Tell me more. If you go down a path without prospective customer feedback, you run the risk that you will never be able to gain traction in the marketplace. You WILL feel strongly about your product. ThisContinue reading “This Love Affair Will Cost You”

How To Make The Lust Last

Kevin Hale, partner of Y Combinator and founder of Wufoo, recently gave a fab presentation at Stanford as part of the “How To Start a Startup” course. I LOVE these sessions. It’s so great to gain perspective from those who’ve been successful putting their lessons into practice.  You know the saying “those who can’t do, teach?” Not the case with thisContinue reading “How To Make The Lust Last”

Shark Tank Needs To Invest In ‘High & Dry’

Wow. I just saw Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec invest $1.2 million for a 20% stake in a company called Red Dress Boutique. Daymond John didn’t get into it at all and clothing is his niche. Wonder why… ‘Shark Tank’ Sneak Peek: Red Dress Boutique Seeks $600,000 Hmm…just checked the website.  TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE?!Continue reading “Shark Tank Needs To Invest In ‘High & Dry’”

Recipe For A Startup Romance

If you saw my last post “Wanna Learn How To Start A Startup?” you know that running a startup is pretty much a 24 x 7 gig, which begs the question, are there any slivers of time in a given day dedicated to dating and romance? I mean, even entrepreneurs need love, right? Interesting andContinue reading “Recipe For A Startup Romance”

Wanna Learn How To Start A Startup?

Lucky Stanford students get all the perks. They get to learn how to start a startup in a class taught by some of the most successful tech founders in Silicon Valley. Sam Altman, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and president of Y Combinator, and Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana, delivered the first lecture. I pickedContinue reading “Wanna Learn How To Start A Startup?”

Stressed Out? Don’t Fight It, Embrace It

I’ve been a big ball of stress lately. Wound like a top and spinning out of control. Working on three books, each at different lifecycle stages, plus working full-time and being a mom to my three little ones, a housekeeper and a happy wife…yikes! Hello, DOWNTIME?? Strange as it may seem, stress fuels my driveContinue reading “Stressed Out? Don’t Fight It, Embrace It”

Everything Changes, For Better or Worse

I actually posted this awhile back but I caught an episode of Shark Tank and I had to find it to reblog. They say change is good.  Perhaps it is, in the long run.  But in the short-term, it is just plain scary, primarily because it forces us into the unknown. Always daunting.  Change can be exciting butContinue reading “Everything Changes, For Better or Worse”

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