If you’re thinking about taking a risk, then you’re already taking the risk. I am approached rather often by would-be entrepreneurs who ask how they can overcome their fear of the risks involved in starting something of their own. I don’t know how to respond, except to tell them that they are already in a [...]

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Startups Are People

On April 26, 2011 By Kilton Hopkins

This article goes under the category of “investor mistakes”… as well as “my mistakes”. Startups are not just run by the people working in them. They are not just owned by people. They ARE people. The individuals behind the company mean everything. In larger, more established companies, there is a bit of wiggle room for [...]

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As a very smart young woman once told me, life is like a game of Super Mario. We have a set of restrictions (rules) under which we operate, a collection of goals, and a surprising array of challenges that changes beneath our feet. We advance levels as we go, sometimes opening a door to a [...]

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Time is a more valuable resource than gold. Hands down. Given the opportunity, I would buy as much of it as I could. With time you can do anything human beings can do… but unfortunately we all have a limited amount. If you’re going to buy me a gift, the perfect one would be a [...]

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You have a contract with a business partner…and you made sure you covered all the important points…and everyone had their lawyer look at it.  Everything should be fine, right?  Unfortunately not.  When it comes to actual problems, contracts provide a framework for dealing with the problem but they rarely prevent or solve issues.  That’s because [...]

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