Originally, I started this website to help share lessons I learned while co-founding and running StackAdapt, a venture-backed technology company. Since the site's inception, my interests expanded to write not only about business. I welcome you to read and watch what I have created. Know that I am on a perpetual journey of learning and self-betterment; some opinions are bound to become outdated.
My perspectives and StackAdapt were on:
Strive to change the world.
Be the best version of yourself and positively impact others.
Startups are hard. Startups are very hard, in fact. I know this because I co-founded StackAdapt, a venture-backed technology company. Having made many good and bad decisions in the process. Here I will share my and startup experts' insights on culture, product, sales & marketing, and startup mindset.
Darrell Heaps knows what it’s like to go global. Having expanded Q4 Inc. into Europe through acquisition of several startups, Darrell grew his team close to 200 people and raised over $28 million.
If you could start your business all over again, what would you do differently? For our third RSR interview, I sat down with Hussein Fazal, founder and CEO of SnapTravel, and previously, AdParlor Inc. (acquired by AdKnowledge in 2011).
Product managers and their teams are often at risk of being pulled in eighteen different directions at once. For our latest RSR interview, I sat down with Adam Jarczyn, SVP Operations and Product at #Paid to learn how to cut the distractions and make your product team part of your competitive advantage.
Every startup is the same – not perfect, broken, raw. But we didn’t choose this road because it was easy. We chose it because we wanted it hard. 100%. 24/7.
I sat down with Bohdan Zabawsky, serial CTO and founder of Fortay.co to unpack transitioning from a startup to a major organization, hiring for success, anticipating problems, and dealing with toxic employees while keeping strong employees motivated — specifically engineers, whether they are destined for leadership or not.
Make retention an absolute priority. Arguably, this is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned in four years at StackAdapt. Build a cult of retention. Worship it. Celebrate it. Retention is your path to hyper growth.