Selecting, not filtering: Give me a reason to say yes

Raising money for my last startup was humbling, frustrating, time-consuming. But that part was okay: any highly selective process will be humbling, frustrating, and time-consuming. The part that really bothered me wasn’t that it took so much time, but that so much of that time was a complete and total waste. In almost all of […]

Disruptive innovation, buy vs. build, the most pernicious lie in business, and how to know if you’re fooling yourself

If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.  —Ralph Waldo Emerson, big fat liar No matter what the dictionary […]