Aligning Motivations

Startups live and die by the new hire. The marginal impact of a new hire decreases as the total number of employees increases, so young companies experience incredible volatility with good and bad hires. A startup's first few employees will largely determine whether or not the company reaches its growth potential. How do you make good hires? … Continue reading Aligning Motivations

European Startup Hubs

I'm about to travel to England for the first time. My previous international excursions have been to Mexico, Jamaica, and Bangladesh. In honor of my first trip to Europe, I decided to write a feature on European startup hubs and discuss some of the unique challenges and dynamics that startups face in Europe. I've pulled … Continue reading European Startup Hubs

Learning vs. Staying Informed: an Important Distinction in the Realm of New Ventures

Learning and staying informed are two different paradigms for receiving information and forming a view of the world. While staying informed is to some degree a necessary requirement of learning, on its own it is insufficient for dealing with new ventures. People that want to operate in the creative space of new ventures should aim … Continue reading Learning vs. Staying Informed: an Important Distinction in the Realm of New Ventures