Success Stories

The Art of Living

One of the best things about my job is watching as people create things and make them grow. I got an email today from Jan Stumbo, who has created Soul Arts Foundation. The Soul Arts Foundation greatest commitment is working with children in sheltering agencies and encouraging individuals of all ages to develop their full...

Startup at Age 72

We talk about baby boomers starting businesses, and generation Y (alias millennials) starting businesses, so how about 72-year-old Shirley Kuhnley and the Sweet Spot Bakery-Deli in Monroe, Oregon? She opened in July. I saw the story by Joe Mosely in the Eugene Register Guard. Monroe is a very small town in the Willamette Valley about...

We Thought We Were Going to Lose It

“Life pounds at you,” he said. “You work 12 hours a day. We built this company from the bottom up with our blood, sweat and tears. Now, we thought we were going to lose it.” That’s Richard Lodato talking, quoted by Brent Bowers in his column in today’s New York Times, Confronting Failure and Winning....

What Do You Think: Idea or Implementation?

Is this successful startup based on a great idea, or great implementation?

Secrets of Success in 8 Words, 3 Minutes

I very much enjoy, which is where I found Richard St. John’s talk Secrets of Success in 8 Words, 3 minutes. Depending on which browser you’re using, and how much bandwidth you have available, you may be able to watch that video here. It is literally only three minutes long. If it doesn’t work...

Diary of an Entrepreneur

Munjal Shah, CEO of Riya, has a very nice series of blog posts chronicling  his experience of launching a silicon valley startup. Worthwhile reading for any budding entrepreneur.

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