Being told “No” 99 times is all part of the process, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to not take it personally. Take a look at this article I wrote for LaunchPad about what it’s like to deal with the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
2015 is going to be a fantastic year, and it starts with a big change: As of this month, I have accepted the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of a young healthcare technology company called Atlas Health. You can see the official announcement here.
Our core product is a Platform-as-a-Service for application hosting, which is built from the ground up to ensure compliance with HIPAA, and to automate and enforce many of the required security, redundancy, and administrative controls involved. The goal is to enable application developers and administrators to focus on their application functionality, rather than the underlying infrastructure and security requirements.
I was privileged to visit “Score on Business” for a third episode. Here, Pete Hendrix and I discuss the ever-changing technology landscape, and how it is impacting entrepreneurship.
Pete Hendrix and I discuss strategy on Channel 5’s “Score on Business”.
I recently sat down with Corey Webb of “The Nashville Experience” to tell my entrepreneurial story. You can listen to the interview here.
Last fall, I had the privilege to share my thoughts on living a “balanced” life with a group of entrepreneurs. You can watch the video here:
I recently had a conversation with someone in which I suggested that I thought she was an introvert. She replied “well, I used to be shy, but I’m not really that way anymore”.
I think a lot of people make this same mistake of confusing introversion with being shy or having a fear of speaking to / in front of people. In fact, the dictionary lists one of the definitions of the word “introvert” as “a shy person”. However, I believe there is a distinct difference.
I have a friend who has spent a significant amount of time living and working in a third- world country. Often, when I’ve taken an opportunity to complain or show frustration over some relatively trivial problem, such as the Bluetooth speakerphone in my car not working properly, he will look at me with a wry smile (as only a good friend can) and say “I don’t have time for your first-world problems”.
“Change management” is a common phrase in business and consulting circles, but it sometimes creates confusion. There are multiple types of change management, and the processes and purposes are distinctly different. Here are three common types: