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5 steps to $100M in revenue

Founders, Ops | June 7, 2024

5 Steps to Scale to $100M & Beyond

If you watch one thing this week, this should be it 👇 Ever feel like you’re working your ass off, but not making any real progress? It happens to the best of us. In the...

5 Calendar Rules I Can’t Live Without

Founders, Ops | April 19, 2024

5 Calendar Rules I Can’t Live Without

You are what you schedule. As a leader, your time is your most valuable asset. So, the difference between good and great leadership is how you use your time. That makes your calendar one of...

7 Startup Mistakes

Founders, Ops | March 22, 2024

7 [Non-Obvious] Mistakes That Kill Startups

Startups are hard. Really hard. As a founder and investor in 20+ companies, I’ve seen my fair share of successes and failures. But here’s the thing—the reason startups fail is not what you think. Sure,...

how to crush one-on-one meetings

Leadership, Management, Ops | March 1, 2024

7 Rules to Crush Your One-on-One Meetings

Stop dreading your one-on-one meetings. I get it. The one word that every employee dreads… meetings. Just uttering the word makes most people want to bang their heads against a wall. And trust me, I’ve...

Leadership, Management, Ops | January 26, 2024

Meetings Suck – These are the Only 3 You’ll Ever Need

Let’s Get Real, Meetings Suck. I’ve been a founder and CEO for nearly 20 years, have been in more meetings than I’d like to admit, and have read countless books on management and leadership. My...

The best of startup founder advice in 202

Culture, Founders, Leadership, Management, Ops | 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

Management, Ops | 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...

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Culture, Leadership, Ops | December 1, 2023

Fix the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team and Become Unstoppable

Most teams are dysfunctional. 🤬 Sorry, it’s true. But don’t take it from me. One of my favorite business authors, Patrick Lencioni, wrote a whole book about it called The Five Dysfunctions of a Team....

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