In the first post, we addressed what startups can learn from enterprise software companies, but in this post we’re focusing on what enterprises can learn from startups. There is a reason startups outexecute the good ole’ enterprise, but let’s find out why. Disclaimer: If decision and policy-makers are your enterprise are stuck in their ways … Continue reading Startups & Enterprises (2 of 2): Agility, Trust, and Innovation that Enterprises need.
Since the acquisition of VendorHawk last year, I have been taking mental notes of things I'm learning working at a large enterprise software company, ServiceNow. I'm writing these couple of posts in an attempt to bridge two worlds of startups and enterprises and show what each one can learn from the other. If you’re running … Continue reading Startups & Enterprises (1 of 2): Startups, how to build for and sell to enterprises
In this final post, I’ll get into the implications of living in the spotlight, dealing with compromise and aiming to leave a kingdom impact. Let’s jump in. Living in the Spotlight When you’re watching football or basketball it’s common to fix your eyes on whoever has the ball. They are in the spotlight. When you … Continue reading Faithful Founder (3 of 3): Spotlight, Compromise, & Kingdom Impact
In part one of this series, I focused on the foundations and motivations of being a faithful founder. In this post, I will unpack how those things are put on display throughout the workday. Let start off with a somewhat contentious topic about how followers of Jesus should conduct themselves in the workplace. An Integrated … Continue reading Faithful Founder (2 of 3): Employees, Investors, Customers & Prayer
Reflecting on my journey as an entrepreneur so far, I’ve found I love helping other founders. Specifically, I really enjoy helping men and women trying to follow Jesus and honor God in the way they run their startup. Unlike experienced consultants or seasoned entrepreneurs, I do not profess expertise in many kinds of businesses or … Continue reading Faithful Founder (1 of 3): Motivation, Co-Founders, Values & Family
The following contains the Founder's Manifesto, our company Values and how my co-founders and I intended to use them as we operated our company, VendorHawk. I'm am deeply grateful to Brian Geihsler for contributing the core content of the founder's manifesto and for he and Ben Stephens for holding to it while we ran VendorHawk … Continue reading Founder’s Manifesto
Today is my seven year anniversary with my beautiful, God-fearing wife, Bethany. From our sovereign foundations in God-fearing families to our early days of meeting in east Texas (12 years ago), to our family of five, just 10 years after starting a relationship, the Lord has been very good to me in giving me Bethany … Continue reading Honoring Bethany: 7 Years of Marriage