The Working Mother’s Year

I just want to send a shout out to all the working moms. I know it is a few days after Mother’s Day, but we appreciate you no less. At Boulder Bits, we even think you should be celebrated during the workday, not just on the weekend. Sarah, our fearless COO, brings her daughter Scarlett into work on occasion. I love that Scarlett can experience a workplace where fierce women make a difference. It reminds me of when my mom…

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Leadership Diversity

Nudging the Diversity Dial

Really?! – another privileged white guy talking about diversity. Hold on. Don’t run away just yet. Privileged white guys are just as responsible as everyone else for being part of the solution. I’d like to discuss several opportunities (albeit small) that I’m working on to help increase diversity in my startup community – Boulder, CO.   Background: I am eternally grateful to my parents, who aside from being awesome people are incredible entrepreneurs. My brothers and I were raised as entrepreneurs. When…

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leader strength

Harder Than Hard

The hard thing about being a leader is NOT knowing what the next “hard thing” will be. A little while back a friend recommended that I read “The hard thing about hard things: Building a business when there are no easy answers” by Ben Horowitz. I was grateful for that suggestion. Anyone who wants to be a leader – or needs to – should read this book. Without spoiling the punch line if you haven’t read it, here is my…

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threeheadedmonster

The Three Headed Monster

A smoothly running startup is like a dune buggy – not what you were expecting from the title was it? Dune buggies don’t do well in stop and go traffic. They struggle to hold back. Dune buggies show their strength in tough terrain when they launch themselves off the ground in an instant. If you’ve never gone dune buggy racing, I highly recommend it. When tuned right, the engine, wheels and driver create opportunities for thrilling acceleration over or around any obstacle. For me, the dune buggy and the…

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