Enjoy The Work blog post. An optimal response.
Culture/Communications

An Optimal Response

An Optimal Response I was asked by a founder this week, looking for support, “Any chance you guys have guidance to companies on an optimal black lives matter response?” Short

Enjoy The Work blog post. Startups please overreact.
Planning

Startups — Please Overreact

Startups — Please Overreact There is no correct reaction. You only can under react or overreact. And you won’t know which path you’ve chosen until the event is behind you. We work

Enjoy The Work Blog. The 2x4 cheat sheet.
Sales/Marketing

The 2×4 Cheat Sheet For Complex Deals

There are two separate paths to startup success. The first and far more celebrated path is the one where founders discover a novel way to address an existing problem in the world. They build a product or service, find early customers, and Voilà! A new business is born…

Enjoy The Work Blog Post. Hidden Costs.
Planning

Hidden Costs

Hidden Costs Have you ever sat in a meeting and wondered halfway through what the hell people were talking about? Or have you suffered seemingly bottomless email threads so long

Enjoy The Work Blog. Pursuit of perfect communications.
Culture/Communications

Pursuit of Perfect Communication

Pursuit of Perfect Communication Imagine perfect information flow at a startup… The CEO articulates why the business must exist in the world. The leadership team and the entire workforce (via

Enjoy The Work Blog Post. Enjoying the community.
ETW News

Enjoying The Community

Enjoying The Community Thirteen lovely people attended the first ever Enjoy The Work social. We occupied a single table at Chez Maman in Potrero Hill in San Francisco. We introduced

Enjoy The Work blog. A dangerous honeymoon.
Planning

A Dangerous Honeymoon

A Dangerous Honeymoon Early-stage fundraising takes a toll. A successful raise often requires months of preparation, pitching, and negotiating. You must craft a story, answer questions, prepare materials, and defend

Enjoy The Work blog post. The Bravest Phase.
Founder Care

The Bravest Phrase

The Bravest Phrase I met a founder recently who quickly won me over. We had a conversation about his business. We bounced around why he started the company, his vision

Enjoy The Work blog post. From ETW to Enjoy The Work.
ETW News

From ETW to Enjoy The Work

From ETW to Enjoy The Work When I left my prior startup, I spent several months actively avoiding anything that even loosely resembled work. I wanted real space before I