Category Archives: The Startup (iTipArtists)

Lesson #5: Just Make Something!

Another idea from Guy Kawasaki’s book The Art of the Start that really informed me was the concept that your business should be working on a product as top priority. I know that sounds simple, yet another “duh”. However, with … Continue reading

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Lesson #4: Bossiness does have its place. (Be a pain the patoot when you need to be!)

At the session for Building Your Dream Team at the Arizona Center for Innovation, there were two great mentors present to discuss ideas and answer questions from the incubator clients. The mentors are in leadership roles in tech companies in … Continue reading

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Lesson #3: Leadership is not JUST Bossiness

The Arizona Center for Innovation has a series of learning sessions to mentor your company to launch. I found most of them quite useful and informative. One of the most memorable for me was Creating Your Dream Team, all about … Continue reading

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Lesson #1. A Great Idea is Easy. I Will Have Others.

I found Guy Kawasaki’s book The Art of the Start to be one of the catalysts for the epiphany I had that I needed to leave iTipArtists. At some point he mentions how, in comparison to creating a company that … Continue reading

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Introduction, Part 2. The Startup: The Top Fifteen Things I Learned from Starting iTipArtists…

I wasn’t kidding when I said that I learned a lot. I was struck one day talking to Justin at a lunch when he said something like, “You learn the most from your failures.” I think this is quite true. … Continue reading

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Introduction, Part 1. The Startup: So…What Happened Was…

Those of you who know me very well might have heard about the startup that I created with my pal Mary, one year ago, last August 2011. For those of you who hadn’t heard, Mary and I attended an event … Continue reading

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