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Want a strong company culture? Take out the trash.

  Culture is a common buzz word among new and established organizations. It’s increasingly important in a startup to motivate employees to work the extra hours without the added benefits. It’s also the factor many companies rely on to attract and retain strong talent. But strangely enough some of the most successful companies don’t even … Continue reading

Which drives you: Passion or ambition?

In a conversation with a friend of mine we discussed the importance of ambition and passion in our lives. As a current or aspiring entrepreneur you are probably in frequent contact with people that rely on one of these qualities. But in your quest for “the next big thing” did you ever pause to think … Continue reading

3 Mantra’s To Rock Your Startup Job

Ok so you did your homework on the company, convinced the team you’re a genius and owned the interview that got you your first startup job. But… now what do you do? Startups are notorious for hiring fast and firing fast. Just because you got the job doesn’t mean you’re safe because most companies need someone that’s … Continue reading

Why Rejection is Awesome!

You’ve been pitching investors but no one seems to get your vision? Maybe you’ve been pining after that cute girl in your CS class but she has a boyfriend? That’s great! Rejection is actually pretty awesome and here’s why: It humbles you so that the next time you go into a pitch meeting, interview, or on … Continue reading

The Importance of a Good Vacation

Most start up founders and employees have insane work weeks while juggling other projects and hobbies. Working 60+ hours a week and dealing with the ups and down of a startup lifestyle can become really stressful. It’s increasingly important to distress for the health of your team dynamic and yourself. Go on a Team Vacation … Continue reading

It’s a great time to be a Student in Boston

There are a lot of really excited students out there eager to break into the Boston start up community. There’s also a lot of supportive entrepreneurs eager to help them. Now… how do we get these people talking? Last night I met with students from all over the Boston area including well known students like Cory … Continue reading

The End is Near…

…JUST KIDDING! I love Greenhorn Connect and I really admire everything that Jason and other team members have done for the community in the past few years. When Jason asked me to be his successor as he moves to his next venture I was honored and incredibly excited. We’ve been working together over the past few months … Continue reading

Everything I needed to know about Entrepreneurship I learned from a Comedy Troupe: Hiring

I consider The Callbacks, the comedy group I founded at BU to be my first successful startup.The following posts is a series of lessons I learned while leading them: Hiring (3 of 3) Finding the right talent in a start up is a very hot topic right now and one that most companies struggle with. … Continue reading

Everything I needed to know about Entrepreneurship I learned from a Comedy Troupe: Branding

I consider The Callbacks, the comedy group I founded at BU to be my first successful startup.The following posts is a series of lessons I learned while leading them: Building the Brand (2 of 3) I’ve never met someone working on a startup that didn’t think their product was innately better than their competitors’, but … Continue reading

Everything I needed to know about Entrepreneurship I learned from a Comedy Troupe (SERIES)

The Importance of Relationships (1 of 3) My friend Mickey and I  decided to start The Callbacks after we were unsuccessful callbacks for another group at Boston University in 2009. The senior members of that group called Mickey and I to encourage us to continue with comedy and even try to start our own group. To everyone’s … Continue reading

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