Jul 15, 2017 8:11:13 AM

Emergent Leadership

We’re living in what I call The Emergent Era—a period defined by the emergence of new ways of working, governing, and living. Even though these new patterns aren’t fully formed yet, the systems they’re replacing are waning and in some cases gone completely.

Jul 15, 2017 7:35:12 AM

The 10 Things NOT To Do When Pitching a Venture Capitalist

There’s a lot in the press these days about the behavior of some venture capitalists toward women entrepreneurs. The industry – or at least parts of it – needs to change. That isn’t what this article is about. (It is, however, what this article is about.)

Jul 15, 2017 4:48:52 AM

How to Handle Difficult Conversations Like Great Leaders Do!

Most people avoid difficult conversations because they are painful, awkward, and well, difficult. That’s most people. Leaders, managers, and employees who are successful at work have to learn how not to avoid difficult conversations.

Jul 15, 2017 3:38:11 AM

Is your culture what you think it is?

How a positive high-performance culture can reap the biggest rewards.

Jul 15, 2017 3:28:27 AM

Look Before You Leap: Three Steps to Leading Change

Embarking on a new career path or job can be both exciting and daunting. Exciting because of the opportunity to leave your mark and lead a team or organization in a new direction. Daunting because of the uncertainty of moving into uncharted territory and the change you may need to drive.

Jul 9, 2017 3:41:01 AM

And Then I Made My First Million (Only To Lose It Later)...

There’s a lot of disgustingly bad books and articles about habits for millionaires. AWFUL.

Jul 9, 2017 12:18:49 AM

The Top Misconceptions About Startups

Most groupthink about startups is correct in the aggregate. Almost all of them fail, fundraising = success, etc. But what I've learned is a lot of these general learnings don't really apply to you. Because the best startups are all outliers. That means they are doing something special. So don't get distracted by averages here, and what usually happens. There's no point in building an average startup.

Jul 8, 2017 7:33:37 AM

Listen, Learn, Empower… Lead!

Last week I participated in a conversation on leadership at the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Jul 8, 2017 7:27:20 AM

What the Highest Rated CEO in 2017 Can Teach You About Leadership

Everybody loves a top 100 list. It could be the best dog breeds, best cities to live in, or in this case, the highest rated CEOs. I love Glassdoor's annual list of the top 100 highest rated CEOs because it's based on how the employees of major corporations value their most senior leader.

Jul 8, 2017 7:21:02 AM

Don’t Be Afraid to Start Small – And Other Good Advice

I was fortunate enough to have Bill Gurley in our boardroom for 10 years. Bill led Zillow’s Series A funding round way back in 2006 when we were just a PowerPoint deck and a couple of Expedia alums trying to revolutionize real estate. Dubbed theworld’s top venture capitalist, Bill’s backed some of today’s most transformative companies, from Twitter and Snapchat to OpenTable, TripAdvisor, Yelp, Uber and Glassdoor.

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