The Art of Recruiting

The art of recruiting is the purest form of evangelism because you're not simply asking people to try your product, buy your product, or partner with you. Instead, you are asking them to bet their lives on your organization. Can it get any scarier for them, and tougher for you, than this? Hire better than [...]

By | January 30th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital|57 Comments

Loop Du Jour

Today's loop is brought to you by a member of this blog's community: Krishna M. Sadasivam! It's a loop called PC Weenies---if you use a computer, you'll love these cartoons. And, I guess by definition, if you are reading this blog, you use a computer. :-) You can point your friends to this URL, if [...]

By | January 30th, 2006|Categories: Cool Stuff|3 Comments

The Art of Execution

If my memory isn't failing me, after the Robert Redford character gets elected in The Candidate, he whispers to one of his supporters, “Now what?” Raising money ls like running for office: it's very exciting and even fun if you get the money. But after you raise the money, now what? The good news is [...]

By | January 28th, 2006|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Innovation|Tags: |35 Comments

The Art of Bootstrapping

Someone once told me that the probability of an entrepreneur getting venture capital is the same as getting struck by lightning while standing at the bottom of a swimming pool on a sunny day. This may be too optimistic. Let's say that you can't raise money for whatever reason: You're not a “proven” team with [...]

By | January 26th, 2006|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Innovation|124 Comments

Loop de Hawk

This is a good story. A few months ago I spoke at the Surfing Industry Manufacturers Association meeting in Cabo San Lucas. To my dismay, the speaker I followed was Tony Hawk. After our speeches, I got to hang out with Tony and set up an Airport network for us, so I asked him to [...]

By | January 25th, 2006|Categories: Cool Stuff|15 Comments

Award Winners Loop

By popular demand, I've made it easy for you to see the award winners by clicking here. I've also added one more award: Best Canadian family: Cameron BNow seeing the winners is easier than shooting fish in a barrel.

By | January 24th, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Cool Stuff|8 Comments

How to Be a Demo God

From February 6th to 8th, executives from seventy companies will do a six-minute demo of their products to an audience of venture capitalists, analysts, and journalists. This event is called, logically, Demo. It's a great event--especially if you understand the dance that's going on: entrepreneurs acting like they don't need capital, and VCs acting like [...]

By | January 23rd, 2006|Categories: Marketing and Sales, Pitching and Presenting|43 Comments

First–and Last–Guy’s Blog’s Loop’s Photo Winners

Much to my delight, dozens of you have posted your picture to my loop of blog readers. In your honor, I am presenting the first and last “Guy's Blog's Loop's Photo Winners.” (You know I love top ten lists, but I couldn't reduce the number of categories.) I didn't plan to select “winners” when I [...]

By | January 23rd, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Books, Cool Stuff|Tags: , |18 Comments

R U in the Loop?

One of my favorite restaurants is called Hobees. One of my favorite things about Hobees is its bulletin boards where there are pictures of customers in far off places wearing a Hobees tshirt. So I've decided to create the digital version of this so that we can all “meet” each other. Hence, I've created a [...]

By | January 21st, 2006|Categories: Cool Stuff|47 Comments

Loop du jour: Bombshelters

Yes, bombshelters. Twenty four pictures of bombshelters. Truly bizarre. May we never need them... By the way, if any of you have loops that you'd like to submit to my “loop du jour” posting, just let me know.

By | January 19th, 2006|Categories: Cool Stuff|5 Comments

How to Kick Butt On a Panel

Despite my intention not to blog tonight, I cannot resist. Today I moderated a very good panel at a conference, and while this experience is fresh in my mind, I want to explain how to kick butt on a panel. At any given conference, there are about three keynote speakers and twenty five panelists, so [...]

By | January 18th, 2006|Categories: Pitching and Presenting|32 Comments

The Education of a Late-Adopter Blogger

A few things: Apology 1: I didn't realize that editing an entry causes RSS feeders to send the entry again. As you RSS subscribers know, I make a lot of changes to my entries, so you're getting multiple copies of the same entry as I tweak it. Unfortunately, it's unlikely I'll stop tweaking. I think [...]

By | January 16th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|59 Comments