Mike Salem – CEO of Vorex

[quote style=”boxed”]Being curious. I am not sure if you can classify this as a habit, but it often helps me find new ways and ideas.[/quote] Mike Salem is the CEO of Vorex, which was founded in 2007, and is one of the company’s original founders. His career as a visionary business innovator spans more than […]

Nathan Beckord – CEO of Foundersuite

[quote style=”boxed”]I walk a lot. It clears the brain and helps me focus on core problems. I get off my shuttle a couple stops early to have more walking time. It really makes a difference.[/quote] Nathan Beckord is the CEO of Foundersuite, a comprehensive productivity solution for entrepreneurs. For the past ten years, Beckord has […]

Mark Trefgarne – CEO and Co-Founder of LiveRail

[quote style=”boxed”]Staying focused. In our industry, it’s really easy to get caught up in what others are doing. I make a point to focus on what I can control and try not to think about the competition.[/quote] Mark Trefgarne is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of LiveRail. In this role, Mark leads the strategic direction for […]

James Monsees – Co-founder and CEO of Ploom

[quote style=”boxed”]Listen to consumers. Give them the opportunity to influence what they want and need in a product, and then determine what will make their lives more satisfying. [/quote] James Monsees is the co-founder and CEO of Ploom, a tobacco company that reimagines the smoking paradigm. He has developed consumer products for over 12 years. In […]

Sheldon Laube – Co-founder of Artkick

[quote style=”boxed”]Have a compelling vision of why your business is going to make a real difference in the world and get your team to share in that vision. [/quote] Sheldon has been the co-founder of four startups—the first a software consulting firm (CCT) in his college dorm room (with Glenn Ricart). Since then he was the […]

Allen Klein – Jollytologist and Best-Selling Author

[quote style=”boxed”]I make sure that I am at my desk every day at 9:00am. I take breaks during the day, but I make sure I stay there until at least five o’clock, or so. When you work for yourself, it is so easy to allow interruptions to steal your productivity.[/quote] Ever hear of a “Jollytologist”? […]

Daniel Riedel – CEO of New Context

[quote style=”boxed”]Never give up — tempered by the adage “family comes first.”[/quote] Daniel Riedel is the CEO of New Context, a systems architecture firm founded to optimize, secure, and scale enterprises. New Context provides systems automation, cloud orchestration, and data assurance through software solutions and consulting. Daniel has experience in engineering, operations, analytics, and product […]

Jonathan Talat Phillips – Bioenergetic Healer and Director of Talat Healing

[quote style=”boxed”]Blocking out each month and everything I want to accomplish during that, then reviewing it afterward and “grading” myself on how I did. This helps me hit my A-game as often as possible. I also do this weekly with a smaller scope.[/quote] Jonathan Talat Phillips’ memoir “The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a […]

David Chen – CEO of Strikingly

[quote style=”boxed”]I’d focus more of my time on improving the product and talking to users. It’s easy to get carried away by things like networking, fundraising, and marketing. I realize now that nothing is more fun and effective than building a product that actually improves people’s lives.[/quote] Born and raised in China, David Chen studied […]