Just because it doesn’t exist doesn’t mean it shouldn’t

Every day I’m faced with questions of principle and policy. What decisions can we make to improve the experiences of parents or of caregivers? The thing is, often optimization for one comes at the direct expense of the other. Those are the hardest to navigate because then we have to dig in and understand what’s … Continue reading Just because it doesn’t exist doesn’t mean it shouldn’t

Starting up? Why your product isn’t actually your product. It’s the mechanics.

You have an idea you can’t shake. Now it’s time to take action – you need the product that you can actually get started with. This is one of the hardest parts of the startup journey – moving from something that is so perfect in your mind to something tangible in the real world. The … Continue reading Starting up? Why your product isn’t actually your product. It’s the mechanics.

the loneliest job title around: start-up founder

<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

we're beggars but we're also choosers

“Beggars can’t be choosers”. Everyone has heard this little nugget.
It’s supposed to be helpful advice to somehow suggest only when you’re in a position of abundance should you expect to have the luxury of choice.
But I don’t buy it.
It’s when you’re at your neediest that you have to be your choosiest. Because your choice will matter more.
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5 ways being a mother has made me a better entrepreneur

<p style=”text-align: left;”>If you asked me 10 years ago, heck even 5 years ago when the best time was to start a venture, I would have said pretty much anytime besides when you have young kids at home.  </p> <p style=”text-align: left;”>You see, I am the eldest daughter of a father whose true first child … Continue reading 5 ways being a mother has made me a better entrepreneur