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Sanity Notes #003 : Your metrics are not your worth.
This is a good year to remember that the top-level metrics of your company are not the measure of your worth as a leader.
What is the CEO's job?
The CEO role is the most-hyped and least understood. Let's get clear on the work at hand.
How to get your leadership team to actually be a team.
An exploration in helping your leaders check their egos at the door and actually work together.
A Blessing for Leaders
If you are experiencing in your own journey a sense that what got you here will not get you where you need to go, you are not alone.
Comparing our insides to everybody else's outsides
Looking back, I can see that in my earliest days as a founder and CEO I was comparing my insides to everybody else’s outsides. That was not a recipe for success.
Escaping the misery of self-comparison
Struck with self-loathing every time you hear of someone else's success? You are not alone.
The unspoken pain of co-founder relationships
Cofounder relationships are at the heart of most startup stories. But like most marriages, there’s as much pain and struggle as joy and collaboration. Often more. Why is no one talking about this?
Are You Valuable if You Don't Get Shit Done?
This time of isolation and slowness has me facing a lifelong message I carry: that my value is tied to my productivity. If I work hard and have output to show for it, I matter and deserve to exist. That message no longer serves me. It might not be serving you either.
10 Questions Every Cofounder Team Should Discuss
Most early-stage companies fail because of cofounder conflict. Here are 10 questions to help create alignment early.
How to Get Your First Customers So Your Company Doesn’t Die
Our company almost died in 2015. Most B2B companies with good products struggle because they don’t find predictable, scalable methods of acquiring customers. If you’re exploring a sales-driven acquisition strategy, here’s how to test, validate, and scale your engine. Because death sucks.