The ability to distance yourself from a particular situation and think logically is a virtue. Often, as CEO, I run into situations where I feel compelled to “fix” or “correct” a situation. It’s my job to do so within the company. We see the situation as an opportunity for learning and growth and we’ve learned … Continue reading Learning to Hold Your Tongue
UPDATE: We settled without going to court. Both we and Cristian are happy. Here’s to creative deal-making and calm nerves. OP: Last month, I filed a lawsuit for the very first time in my life against someone who was trying to mislead our community and profit from it. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it … Continue reading Suing Failbook.com (Documenting my very first lawsuit)
Almost exactly 10 years ago, I started my first start-up which would lead to a textbook crash and burn. Almost exactly 6-years ago, I was fired from my first real management position. Just as the recession was starting in the fall of 2007, I left a management job with a 6-figure income to run a … Continue reading Bland is the flavor everyone hates the most
We posted 2 jobs recently: 1 for an office Admin, and 1 for a Jr. Designer. Both are contract positions (no benefits and short-term) at 40 hours per week. The candidate must send in a resume and fill out a detailed questionnaire to be considered. To top it off, the postings clearly lists $8.55 to … Continue reading Are you what you earn?
I always wonder how other people see me. It’s a natural curiosity (see: googling yourself) that most people don’t want to admit. Often, the challenge of putting together a good picture of how we are seen is because it’s hard for us to be not us. The Cheezburger Network’s Board of Directors is the one … Continue reading The other side of the boardroom
One of the fundamental changes that technology brings us is a change in the way we do business. One of the least-understood impact of such change is a change in culture. When I went down to Las Vegas for CES, I was invited on a tour of Zappos by two Vegas social media starlets Bill … Continue reading The Zappos Tour and Us
I recently did an interview with the Dave Shorr Show where I expanded on why guaranteed healthcare coverage means a better environment for startups.