I well remember the sound of the crunching of gravel as two young men steadied the heavy gurney between them. I stood in the doorway with my mother and siblings, all of us holding hands, witnessing this last journey my father would make — down the walkway he’d poured, away from the home he had built. ItContinue reading “The Day I Understood the True Price of Success”
After reading several articles about the “draconian” cost-cutting measures some heavily funded Silicon Valley startups are facing — such as cutting out company chefs and perks — I am reminded that startup life may look very different from one company to another. I am also reminded that while capital is vital for survival, too much of it can prevent foundersContinue reading “Scrappiness Helped These 3 Entrepreneurs Succeed”
For the past several years, I’ve waited impatiently to find out if I would be one of the lucky few invited to New York to attend the annual WeFestival, a Women’s Entrepreneur Festival (and thus, the name). I’ve written previously about my experiences at the event, and when I discovered that this year I wouldContinue reading “WeFestival: A Conversation with Joanne Wilson and Susan Solomon”
Trying to one-up or play catch-up with the competition instead of focusing on the unique value of your own product will invariably result in losing to the competition.
At the beginning of each year, I set professional goals that I share with none else, mainly to allow myself the freedom of audacity. I aim high, setting my stretch goals so far outside of what looks possible that I get a little scared just thinking about them. Much to my surprise, I’ve reached moreContinue reading “7 Women Who Inspire Us to Set Audacious Goals”