One of the hardest things for people to do is “focus.” In today’s fast-moving world it seems even harder because there are so many things that distract us from focusing on the things that really matter. Distractions are inevitable. But I think people who are able to limit (or completely eliminate) the number of distractions … More The Power of Focus
This week I had the opportunity to talk with Brad Bentz, Principal at ATX Seed Ventures. ATX is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas. The firm was started in 2014 by Chris Shonk and about a year later Brad joined the team. Collectively, Chris and Brad make all investment decisions for the … More Inside Look at ATX Seed Ventures
I had the opportunity to travel to Austin recently to check out the city and get a feel for the entrepreneurial landscape there. I had never been to Austin before and it just so happened that the weekend I was there was during South by Southwest (SXSW). I always knew SXSW was a big event, … More My Recent Trip to Silicon Valley…..I mean Austin, Texas.
As I reflect on the week, there were a number of things that happened (both good and not so good) that I think could make for some great blog posts. I have managed to narrow it down to three key takeaways that I think are universally applicable to almost anyone. Here goes nothing: Key Takeaway … More Key Takeaways From the Week – V2
I meet with many different kinds of people every day of the work week. I specify the “work week” because it’s usually only in business meetings that I closely analyze people the way that I do. When I have in-person meetings, I subliminally but deliberately watch the way people sit, the way they clasp or … More People Skills vs Technical Skills – Which is Better?