Happy Valentine’s Day!
Can you build a durable company & a successful relationship at the same time?
Some days, it seems like an unlikely balancing act.
One of the nation’s leading venture capitalists, and my dear friend Brad Feld, knows that you can.
And in this bonus V-Day episode of Strong Suit Podcast, Brad shows us the way.
Brad has been an early stage investor & entrepreneur for 30 years. Prior to co-founding Boulder-based Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.
Brad’s a writer and speaker on the topics of VC investing & entrepreneurship. He’s written some outstanding books as including “Venture Deals” and “Startup Boards”
If that wasn’t enough, he’s also an art collector & long-distance runner. He’s completed 25 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
In this 20-min episode, Brad shares the secrets of being in love while loving your business. It CAN be done.
One of the most unique roles you may think about adding to your company is the COO Chief Operating Officer.
Often known as the “right hand” or “number two” or “second in command”
The relationship between CEO & COO is vital, and nobody has studied it as intimately as Cameron Herold. He even created the COO Alliance.
Cameron is a top business consultant, best-selling author, and speaker. Named by Forbes Magazine as “The CEO Whisperer,” Cameron has touched thousands of businesses directly. By age 35, he had built two $100M companies. And by 42, he had grown 1-800-GOT-JUNK? from $2M to $106M in revenue in just 6 years.
Cameron has since gone on to help hundreds of companies grow, and exponentially increase revenue. He has earned his reputation by showing his clients how to double their profit in just three years - the process outlined in his bestselling book “Double Double.”
In this 20-minute conversation, Cameron reveals what you need in a COO, where to find one, when to add one, and how to make it a screaming success.
James Ellis has become one of the gurus of recruiting properly.
Between the two of us, we’ve seen 40 years of recruiting mistakes. And pulled out most of our hair in the process. (What remains is grey.)
Based in Chicago, James is host of The TalentCast… the only other recruiting podcast I listen to.
He’s clear, edgy (but not just to be annoying), practical, and has pushed my thinking. Essentially, we’ve concluded, that to hire the best just do the opposite of what everyone else is doing. That’s how bad most executives are at it.
James rants. I chime in.
And we swear A LOT.
Don’t lose your hair or go grey. Instead invest 20 minutes on this episode.