My job is not to keep my company alive. It’s to figure out how to kill it. How crazy is that? But it’s true. The job of a small business owner to keep the business alive. To make smaller, more prudent bets that will optimize but not really make huge waves. Because your livelihood is … Continue reading Killing the company
At this moment, I am surrounded by examples of how different parenting is today. As I sit in this Starbucks I see only dads with their kids. Beside me there is a dad with his toddler getting a little morning treat. Over there there are two dads that clearly went for a run together with … Continue reading Parenting ain't what it used to be
<p><a class=”asset-img-link” href=”http://www.brandsundae.com/.a/6a0134803bf6ab970c01b8d0e19ff7970c-pi” style=”float: left;”><img alt=”Untitled design (6)” class=”asset asset-image at-xid-6a0134803bf6ab970c01b8d0e19ff7970c img-responsive” src=”http://www.brandsundae.com/.a/6a0134803bf6ab970c01b8d0e19ff7970c-320wi” style=”margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;” title=”Untitled design (6)” /></a>Waking up and checking your email in the morning can be a land-mine laden endeavor when you’re a founder. You literally have no idea what will be waiting for you, among invites to that … Continue reading The best thing part of waking up? Customer emails.
<p>Here’s the only thing you need to know about being a start-up founder: It’s the loneliest job out there.</p> <p>Even with the most incredible cofounder and a spouse that believes in you and friends that surround you.</p> <p>Each night you go to sleep not knowing how any number of things are going to be figured … Continue reading the loneliest job title around: start-up founder
<p><a class=”asset-img-link” href=”http://www.brandsundae.com/.a/6a0134803bf6ab970c01a511ec89a8970c-pi” style=”float: left;”><img alt=”Canva-Logo” class=”asset asset-image at-xid-6a0134803bf6ab970c01a511ec89a8970c img-responsive” src=”http://www.brandsundae.com/.a/6a0134803bf6ab970c01a511ec89a8970c-120wi” style=”margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;” title=”Canva-Logo” /></a><br />I first came across Melanie and her start-up <a href=”https://www.canva.com/” target=”_self”>Canva</a>, while I was flying and reading the latest <a href=”http://www.fastcompany-digital.com/fastcompany/201407?pg=56#pg56″ target=”_self”>Fast Company</a>. It sounded like an inspiring story – female founder of tech design company becomes … Continue reading the 7 year truth behind the overnight success story
<p>I've always had a dedicated space. Everything from a gorgeous office in downtown Boston while I was a consultant to the standard issue beige corporate cube to a section of a long desk and a filing cabinet when I was at a larger start-up.</p> <p>And each time I would change roles or jobs I would … Continue reading looking to declutter your workspace? become a nomad