Michael DeFranco – Founder and CEO of Lua

I think you experience different types of failure every day and you learn, grow and build from there. Everything takes three times as long and twice as much money to build as you anticipate, so level set your expectations early on and don’t get … [Read more]

AJ Shankar – Founder and CEO of Everlaw

I’m excited that design matters. Just because you use a niche enterprise product, you shouldn’t have to struggle with an ugly and hard to use experience. AJ Shankar is the founder and CEO of Everlaw, where he leads a team that is building the … [Read more]

J.R. Garrett – Co-founder of LogoGarden

Being an early riser is my most vital habit. Waking early just puts me in a “carpe diem” mindset. I wake up, go to the gym, do some reading, and then start prepping for my workday. Time can’t be regained, so maximizing your time is the most valuable … [Read more]

Jared Brown – Co-Founder of Hubstaff.com

Spec out your tasks. Write processes and get as granular as possible. Update them whenever your team discovers a more efficient way of doing something. Not only does this save you the time of explaining the same processes and answering the same … [Read more]

Rickard Hansson – Founder of Incentive

I make my decisions split second and don't dwell on anything. Good or bad, I just take risks and go with my gut, with what I thinks is good for the company. If it turns out to be wrong, I refocus and make changes. If it's the right decision, it's … [Read more]

Kyle Cook – Vice President of Diamond Banc

Here’s a little trick I use: When I’m having a conversation with someone I think I can learn from, I typically let him or her do most of the talking. I ask a few key questions, then I sit back, listen carefully, and take mental notes. Kyle Cook is … [Read more]

Louise Eriksson – Founder and CEO of Vint

Taking breaks. I go running or working out once a day, I try to take the weekends off. Doing these small things helps me solving problems and seeing things from a new light – you’re never productive if you get stuck. Louise Eriksson is an … [Read more]

Mark Britton – Founder and CEO of Avvo

Communicate and communicate some more. So many problems are avoided or solved simply by everyone on the team being really communicative and honest early and often. I have various uncomfortable conversions during my average Avvo day; but doing so … [Read more]