Ideas

No Startup Left Behind - Learn How to Launch an Idea and Skyrocket to Startup Success - Reagan T. Pollack

No Startup Left Behind: Learn How to Launch an Idea and Skyrocket to Startup Success

No Startup Left Behind  New Book Now Available! No Startup Left Behind is a breath of fresh air in the coddled, avoid-failure-at-all-cost world of traditional entrepreneurship that aims to wait until passion strikes to even launch, please every customer at any cost, and over promise but underwhelm every market. Pollack simplifies the startup journey for …

National Entrepreneurs Day - Top 5 Startup Tips

National Entrepreneur’s Day – Top 5 Startup Tips

Today, November 17th, is National Entrepreneur’s Day, and in celebration of all of the millions of entrepreneurs around the world chasing after their dreams to get to market and win, I want to highlight a few of the key lessons learned over the past ten years that will help you not only survive, but thrive …

Venture Capital - Reagan Pollack

2020 Startups – A Year in Review

This year has been marked by one of the most unprecedented, and challenging global economic environments of the last one-hundred years. Despite the aforementioned, startup investing continues to rip at a feverish pace, marked by technology, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and enterprise software firms. According to this CrunchBase report, “Overall, total global venture dollars for 2020 …

Design Thinking - Entrepreneurship - Reagan Pollack

Design Thinking in an Turbulent World

Between 2016 and 2018 I attended Stanford University for a series of continuing educational courses on entrepreneurship and design thinking. My goal was to sharpen the tools in my tool belt, meet some incredibly gifted and motivated classmates, and hopefully walk away with a clearer understanding of how to tackle today’s most pressing entrepreneurial challenges …

5 Cash Flow Tips for Startups - Reagan Pollack

5 Cash Flow Tips to Save Your Startup

Hello Cash Flow. I Love You. When I was 20, launching my first Internet company out of my dorm room at Babson College, I focused about 90% of my effort on building the product with about 10% on generating our first sale.  One area that never crossed my mind (until it was almost too late) …

COVID as a Platform - Reagan Pollack

COVID-as-a-Platform: How COVID-19 Disrupts Behavior, Business Models and Builds the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Sterilize. Sanitize. Disinfect. Decontaminate. Wipe Down. Rinse Off. Repeat. Welcome to the Contam Culture – a new “normal” modus operandi if you will, we’ve been forced to accept in a pandemic induced world. As the weeks become months under the quarantined, sheltered, physically-distanced era, businesses and consumers have had to adapt to this radical shift …

Startup Zen

Finding Calm in the COVID-19 Storm

Startups are not only a biggest test of our abilities to execute on a market hunch, but more deeply, the limitations of our own mind. They fully test everything we think we know about ourselves — from our deepest fears to our highest hopes — and most startups fail in the mind first, and the market second. …

Startup Success during COVID-19

Startup Success during COVID-19 – How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

During COVID-19, the world of business has come to an abrupt halt – nearly every industry, sector, and business type (products and services) have been and will be impacted by the pandemic. If you are on the fence still wondering if now might be a good time to start your new business, I say, “Yes! …

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest Co-founder of them all?

It was 2007 — with a freshly inked business degree hanging proudly on my wall, an empty 600 square-foot office space surrounding me, and a stack of resumes 3 inches thick, I sat back in my gray telescopic chair, fumbling through the first dozen resumes, each one looking identical to the last; “Lead Developer”, “Experienced …

Alchemy by Rory Sutherland - Ogilvy Vice Chairman - Reagan Pollack

Alchemy: The Surprising Power Of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense

Ad: One of my favorite past times is reading books on business, marketing and behavioral economics. I’ve recently come across a book over the holiday break that hit the nail on the head in today’s over saturated product world.   Alchemy, by Rory Sutherland, https://amzn.to/2tnIU7Q, is not just a fun read (it literally had me …