Bryan Franklin in the Green Room

  • Know When To Say F-It
    1 year ago

    I think you need to take more risks. A client of mine (first-time CEO) was asking me what she should do. Raising her “B round” of funding was harder than she expected, and she was getting tons of feedback from potential investors that a strategic pivot to a more familiar business model might make it…

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  • The real risk of being a CEO
    1 year ago

      As a first-time CEO, as your company grows and the work becomes more complex, and while you have a team to help you with this goal, you’ll notice that fundamentally there becomes two different kinds of jobs to do. The first job is to imagine new ways of growing the company, to forge new…

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  • Celebrity Death Match: Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, and The Dalai Lama vs. P.T. Barnum, Larry Page, and Calvin Coolidge
    1 year ago

    I think every entrepreneur, at some point, has to face what side they are going to be on in the celebrity death match between leading based on your vision and leading based on your empathy for the needs of your market. On one side, we have Steve Jobs, who continually developed new products that the…

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  • Putting your website to work for you
    1 year ago

      Before we get started, let me just say this one thing … Your website will never be done. You should always be working to update and improve your online presence and evaluating how it is bringing you results (and even if it is bringing you the results you want). Given that, it’s important when you’re…

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  • You get what you measure (what are you measuring?)
    1 year ago

    Most people think financial analysis means gathering all of the data about how every single penny is earned and spent in their business. For many of us, that feels like a very tedious and lengthy task. The experience I really want you to associate with financial analysis and planning, with really getting your metrics right…

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