Business and Entrepreneurs

Lawyer's Disease

Posted on: December 4th, 2014
Ever heard of Howard Tullman? I hadn't until I read his interview with Bob Jordan in "How They Did It..." Tullman started his career as a lawyer for 10 years before moving into entrepreneurship and venture capital. Here’s what stuck out for me: “Don’t suffer from the Lawyer’s Disease!” ...

The Lonely Hours

Posted on: November 13th, 2014
Glen Tullman as interviewed by Bob Jordan. His comment on "the lonely work" moved and resonates with me - "that's the work that you do when no one's looking. The hours that winners spend after everyone else has gone home." It's those "extra hours that go into differentiating yourself and your company. But that time isn't free. It's a choice." ...

Focus

Posted on: October 30th, 2014
Did you ever dreamed of hitting it really big? You have great idea, and you work it until it becomes a huge success, and then you’re off to "vacation" for the rest of your life? Me too. Except those of us who share the entrepreneurial spirit really don't "vacation" well....

"Why do you buy from us?"

Posted on: September 29th, 2014
This week I'm looking at the career of Mike Blair from Bob Jordan’s interview in his book "How They Did it." After graduating from University of Missouri with a degree in math and physics he took his first job with International Harvester and then on to a consulting company. Both companies were attempting to develop automation to streamline a variety of functions. Mike saw an opening for developing an integrated package of software in the critical and complex area of human resources. Today his "Human Capital Management" software solutions are being used in over 200 large companies in North America and the United Kingdom....

Escape Velocity

Posted on: September 11th, 2014
Viresh Bhatia, along with partner Rick Harold, tried for three years to create a geographic mapping system for Windows. In the course of their "trying" they stumbled upon the product they are now known for - InstallShield. If you have a PC, you have undoubtedly used this tool to install software on your computer - possibly without realizing it. ...

No Place Like Home

Posted on: August 28th, 2014
I moved to Ventura to take my first job as a lawyer - a Deputy District Attorney. I fell in love in Ventura - the people, the resources, the weather - and decided to make it my family home. I still call it paradise. How important is it to you to live in the town of your first choice? What are you willing to do to live and work in the community you call paradise? ...
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