10 mins

How a high valuation could actually run your business into the ground

In my first #BeenThere post I gave you a real time look at the most difficult decision I’ve had to make as a Startup CEO. I shared it while it was very fresh — so much so that we were still experiencing the aftershocks as a team. The response was intense. Many of you reached ...

8 mins

The most difficult decision I’ve made as PivotDesk CEO

When we launched the #BeenThere series we promised to be candid and transparent. We promised to focus on the less than sexy stuff that actually impacts our success and yours. Why? So that we can all STOP solving the same problems separately and leverage each other’s experiences instead. When we promised that, we had not ...

8 mins

Let’s cut the BS

“Your panel has over 650 people registered and we only have room for 150,” our PR team reported. 650?!  We were 500 over capacity for a Denver Startup Week panel we hadn’t even actively promoted. 500 people we had to turn away at the door. Now, I’m always surprised to see even a few people ...