Articles

January 19, 2024

5 Rules to Master Delegation
(& Do More of What You Love)

Delegation is a superpower, but 99% of people get it wrong. Effective leadership is about striking a balance between the bigger picture vision and nailing the day-to-day operations. Delegation is one the most important tools...

January 12, 2024

The Ideal Compensation Package for Any Founder

Eating ramen noodles as a founder isn’t a badge of honor. I sacrificed compensation for too long early in my entrepreneurial journey. Almost four years after founding Classy, I was sleeping on the floor of...

January 05, 2024

How to Create Company Values People Actually Believe In

Integrity. Respect. Team Work. If your company values look like this 👆 then it’s time for a makeover! These words are corporate babble, typically found on an office poster that no one looks at. What...

The best of startup founder advice in 202

December 29, 2023

My Top 50 Posts of 2023

It’s f’n hard to start something new. And this year was a stark reminder of just that! Nine months ago, I started posting content for startup founders on LinkedIn and Instagram, mainly to get a...

Animated GIF of Scot as an archer that reads How to Set & Achieve Your Business Goals

December 22, 2023

7 Essential Rules of [Business] Goal-Setting

Why set business goals? The answer is simple: organizational alignment. And as the famous author and business guru Jim Collins once said: “Great performance is about 1% vision and 99% alignment.” Ya, that about sums...

what a startup CEO actually does

December 15, 2023

How to Become a Top 1% Startup CEO

Most people think they know what a startup CEO does. But in reality, most CEOs don’t even know what they’re supposed to do! I certainly didn’t when I got started, and I would bet that...