Two of the Dumbest Business Mistakes I’ve Ever Made

//Read about more mistakes in the newest Startup Edition “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” -Miles Davis. We all make mistakes. I’ve made a few mistakes in my time. I’m not talking about the garden-variety mistakes you might make in the course of the day. I’m talking about product development whoppers, or the kind…

The circle of startup life

It’s a sad day in a way – today marks the end of Gist, a company I had the pleasure of working for through its evolution from a scrappy startup pioneering new ways to manage social contacts through its acquisition by Research in Motion – the BlackBerry folks. And it’s a happy (albeit bittersweet) day…

Understanding the Startup of You

Are you still doing the things you thought were going to be hard when you envisioned your role? Can you imagine someone else doing that job and explaining how it works to them? Are you learning new things and meeting new people? Because you really need to be working yourself out of your current job…

Say Thank You – It’s the Best Advice I’ve Received

Thank you for reading this post – really! When I started at Gist I had been on the job for only a few weeks when I answered a question from Brad Feld, one of our key investors. It must have been late at night and I was a little curt in my reply, and Brad…

Have you found the career trail?

Which Trail Do You Want To Take? Trail Marker, Tonto National Forest Originally uploaded by gregmeyer If you’re looking for direction on the next stop in your career, try going to a wilderness area or national forest for some tips (really!) Wandering around in nature will give you good perspective on finding your trail, staying…