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Build The Fort – The Startup Community Builder’s Field Guide
How to inspire, accelerate, fund and create impact in your startup community.
By Chris Heivly
Build The Fort
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Why 5 simple lessons you learned as a 10-year-old can set you up for startup success.
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The Best Leaders Blend These Two Decision-Making Opposing Styles
Macro vs Micro Decision Making, or Is It Macro AND Micro? Which decision-making style is for you? When you are a new CEO you have at least 5-10 juicy decisions to make every day. Each decision carries the burden of both intended and unintended consequences. My simple...
The Hidden Costs of an Entrepreneur Leaving Your City
The hidden costs of a rising star entrepreneur leaving your city are much larger than we think. The buildup and subsequent launch of your startup idea is a perilous period in an entrepreneur’s journey. If done well, that segment of your company’s maturity is full of...
The Need For Continual Leadership in a Startup Community
Two of the principles of the Boulder Thesis, in Brad Feld’s seminal book on startup communities, is that (a) the leaders have to take a 20 year view, and (b) the activities must be consistent and address the entire entrepreneur journey. This means that the community...