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How to Make Great Customer Stories

Originally posted on LinkedIn by Eric Janssen, who is a member of Founder’s Only and occasionally guest posts here. A problem I've seen often in high-growth companies is an inability to scale s...

Fur’s Getting Ruffled by Smarter Folks

By now we think we're pretty smart - we've made it easier for folks to navigate and read one of the most complicated things in the world to read - legal documents.  But then along has come "smart...

Being Your Own Customer – Perks and Pitfalls

Startup founders are often “sipping their own Kool Aid”. In the early days of a startup company, the founders often envision and believe with almost cult-like intensity in a product or mar...

Happy Lunar New Year (of the Earth Dog)

Written by Rajah Lehal With research by Thomas Southmayd   Happy Lunar New Year!   According to TheChineseZodiac.org, the Chinese Zodiac’s complexity “lies in the Oriental s...

Doing More with Less, and Less with More

This week my beloved Clausehound.com was accepted into the CTA New York accelerator.  Our small team has been scattered around the countryside this month with team members in Ottawa, Toronto, Boston,...

Giving and Getting Advice

I had the pleasure this weekend of judging the 2017 IBK Business Plan competition which brings MBA students from around the world in a head to head elimination competition, showcasing the next big thi...

From Student to Entrepreneur, and Back

And what an education it was. I never considered myself to be the entrepreneurial “type” – whatever that means. My vision for how my career would unfold was extraordinarily ordinary:...

Long Roadmaps Kill Innovation

Originally posted on Medium.com by Navid Nathoo. Whether you’re building innovative products at large companies or small startups, you shouldn’t have a long roadmap. Actually, chances are...

Angel investors – guiding you through the abyss

So you have an idea. It starts in your head and your excitement leads you to bring it to the world. You describe it to some folks.  Some of those folks understand it, some don’t.  Some quest...

Late Night Musings

Originally posted on Medium.com by Alkarim Nasser. “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” — Alfred D. Souza Most goals we have are destinations. They manifest as a lifest...

To My Younger Self

Originally posted on Medium.com by Navid Nathoo. Growing up is confusing. This is a guide to help you, probably a high school student, navigate your life as you’re trying to figure out the w...

Pattern Matching

I just watched this video on spirals and it struck me that pattern matching is very important to us collectively.  Pattern matching is helpful.   It makes us better athletes, more efficien...

Are Startups the Anti-Drake? Why I chose to go from 100(k) to 0, real quick!

Originally posted on LinkedIn by Chris Snoyer, who is a member of Founder’s Only and occasionally guest posts here. TL;DR - Startups take time, you'll start from the bottom and be there l...

Researching Openness

I’ve been researching the concept of “openness” in organizations.  I came across this concept when I watched this fireside chat with Mike Cannon-Brookes of Atlassian at Startup Battlefie...

Who Are We?

Our team is growing at my beloved Clausehound.com, and that is great.  It is no longer a big panic to get from version to version or from demo to demo.  New staff and old staff are starting ...

Side-Hustling Your Way Into a New Career

For this week's Founder's Only I dug into Faheem's podcast archives.  Faheem is a member of Founder's Only, and he and I were MBA friends over a decade ago.  We both ran the campus entrepreneu...

The Co-Founder Relationship

Julie Zuzek "the Corporate Yogi" and I have been friends for nearly a decade, and I have often tried to apply her approach to the “entrepreneur mindset” over the course of my own founder jou...

Five ideas for getting talent right

Originally posted on ImpactAlpha, Ryan is a the Principal of RGL Strategic, co-founder of CanadaHelps and a member of Founder's Only. A couple of years ago, I headed up the social entrepreneu...

On the road again

Originally posted on Startups & Venture Capital, Dominic is the Founder of TWG and a member of Founder's Only.  Dominic and Rajah have been friends for Dominic's more than...

Find What You Love And Let It Kill You

Originally posted on LinkedIn by Chris Snoyer, who is a member of Founder's Only and occasionally guest posts here. I was grabbing a coffee at Le Gourmand in Toronto and I saw a guy wearing a...

The New One Percent Is Giving

As soon as I met Jennifer and Upside Foundation of Canada, I liked what they were all about.  Their foundation promotes the allocation of 1% of your company’s equity to a charitable purpose.  Rese...

Why I Buy Beers I Can’t Afford

Originally posted on Linkedin, with additional comments from discussions with Founders Only. When you’re a young, broke student, beers are like gold. In college dorms, they’re an entirel...

How Transcendental Meditation Taught Me to Take Risks

Orignally posted on Huffington Post, with additional notes as provided to Founders Only. Image by John Kelsey Transcendental meditation is having a moment. Everyone from Hugh Jackman to Oprah...

Things I learned Running INFINITI Lab

This article was originally posted by Chris on Multiplicity. INFINTI Lab is all wrapped up and it was a wonderful experience. I had the fortune to arrange some seasoned and serial entrepren...

Life, In Chapters

Resposted from Assaf's original post on Medium. “If you want to make God laugh, tell them about your plans.” — Woody Allen When it rains, it pours. Life events aren’t evenly dis...
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