Personal Growth

TRAIN

  • I’m a wreck if I don’t get exercise -  an HBR study on CEO time allocation puts it well

  • As a leader, you need to preserve the time for the "normal things" that you enjoy - as that makes you a better leader

TEAM BUILDING

  • I've recruited high performers with a bootstrapped budget - attracting stars with prior track records to engineers, MBAs and data scientists who have had lots of other employment options

  • I've leveraged PR, speaking events, mentoring and networking to attract these star performers

  • I need help with recruiting C-Level execs who can complement and support me in a rapid scale-up to work in a fast-paced culture of execution and customer success
     

"My greatest management discovery through that transition was that peacetime and wartime require radically different management styles. Mastering both wartime and peacetime skill sets means understanding the many rules of management and knowing when to follow them and when to violate them." (Books about CEO's were mostly written during  "peace time")

Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner Andreessen Horowitz

PERSONAL GROWTH

  • My work ethic, drive, time allocation persistence is serving me well, and I have no trouble delegating and trusting highly intelligent A-level performers who are constantly learning and applying  

  • What I have trouble with is ferocious execution through people of ALL skill sets, learning and execution potential - help me figure out ways to develop individuals of all abilities

  • I'm also looking for a CEO score card and input on working with boards and governance
     

“I didn’t come this far only to come this far.” - Jesse Itzler

SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT SCALE
 

  • I've built an insane tech-stack with off-the-shelf and custom solutions and org charts to support scale - Marketing Automation, Inbound Marketing Campaign Structure Design, Sales Ops (inbound and outbound), Marketing Ops (content, SEO, SEM, PR), Fulfillment, Hiring and Training Processes (remote and in-person), overseas outsourcing and a whole lot more leveraging AI, data mining and machine learning tools - implementing rapidly and iterating/fortifying as we scale-up with customer feedback

  • What I need help with is the continued build of innovation in Solutions/Enterprise Architecture to drastically scale-up productivity, efficiency to support rapid growth
     

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” - General George Patton 

INVESTING
 

  • I've learned a considerable amount working with investors, pitched 1000s of times (no exaggeration) and intimately familiar with extremely thorough due diligence processes

  • From friends/family, angel, venture debt to VC fundraising - I love the process as it combines business acumen, sales and passion

  • I'm applying what I've learned by investing to combine my passion for start-ups and to contribute to the growth of amazing companies 

  • What I need help with is intros to companies that need angel investors so I can participate, and have continued exposure to financing new ventures
     

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” - Wayne Huizenga 

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell

I've been "cursed" with drive, ambition and insatiable curiosity. Even with considerable achievements and often called on to speak and mentor, I need help to take my skills ten fold. I've benefited from many who have generously spent their time with me - happy to mentor, speak at events or help with anything so I'm also paying forward. Book a Call Here.

Compounded learning, networking and tools accumulated over the years have served me well (if I need to repeat this journey and arrive at where I'm now, I can do that at a much quicker pace). However getting to the next stage requires me to "level up" while not forgetting what got me here - great athletes continue to be great because they don't rest on their laurels. These athletes continuously build on a foundation of discipline and continuously evolve.