As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Kauffman Foundation, I’m exposed to some of the most creative, innovative and strategic thinking on entrepreneurial ecosystem building in the world. Ecosystems are defined as all of the components, usually at a local level, that help entrepreneurs and small businesses thrives in local communities. As defined in this awesome new […]
All entrepreneurs and small business owners need a support system. I don’t care who you are, where you come from, what you do, etc. starting a company without a support system is the equivalent of lining up for a field goal without a holder (I love sports). And for most folks around the world, that […]
Why the customer experience matters and why CEO’s and marketers should care.
I would never recommend that anybody start a company without first doing market research. There are just way too many hair-brained ideas that seem good, but never find a solid, sustainable market. Before we launched Rivet & Sway, we spent most of our spare time (yes, after work and on the weekends) researching the eyewear […]
I could write an entire 2 page post on how we came up with the name Rivet & Sway, what our strategic goals were for our name, and the painstaking, frustrating and ofttimes enlightening process that we went through (ever heard of a Mindmap? Yeah, we put one of those together). And I could spend another […]
Yep, it’s true. I’ve officially started my 2nd company. Personally, I would have preferred to spend the last 10 years starting numerous companies and traveling the world promoting The MouseDriver Chronicles, but it just didn’t turn out that way. But patience perseveres and I recently launched a new company, Rivet & Sway, that sells prescription […]
I’m a huge fan of non-fiction pieces. Books, movies, lectures, you name it. I’m especially intrigued by human-interest stories. There’s just something about learning from others experiences, their hardships, their accomplishments, etc. that fascinates me. Maybe it’s because these types of stories provide a glimpse of something completely unknown and provide a different perspective than […]