What is Performance Psychology?

Russel Wilson has one on staff. Most college and pro teams have several.¬†But what does a Performance Psychologist¬†actually do? Elizabeth Boyer, PhD, describes it this way: Develop strategies to build consistency and satisfaction in sport and life Identify solutions for challenges and concerns. Get support to successfully navigate se…

Talking Startups at Entrepreneur University

Between teaching Entrepreneurial Marketing at UW, and being on the Board of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, I get a number of amazing opportunities to sit down and talk with people who are making things happen. Not just coming up with ideas, but actually executing on those dreams. Last Friday at NWEN's ntrepreneur University, I had the oppor…

Ben Huh Discusses Laying Off 1/3 of His Team

An interesting article ran in Inc Magazine this week about Ben Huh and the layoffs at Cheezburger a while back, "How I Live With Myself After Firing a Third of My Employees." At first it looks like it's been written by Huh. But I read it and it sounded nothing like how the charismatic CEO speaks. Then I noticed that it was "written by Liz Welch,…

Looking Forward to NWEN’s First Look Forum

I've been a fan of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network's First Look Forum for a few years now - and not just because I'm on the NWEN Board. The Seattle entrepreneur community has a lot to offer, and while you probably aren't going to see the next Google or Amazon pop out of it, First Look Forum could be a spot to watch for your next Gist or Tippr. …

NWEN First Look Forum – Connecting the Dots

The Northwest Entrepreneur Network hosted one of its signature events last Wednesday, the spring version of First Look Forum.  (For those who want to know the whole format, check the appendix at the bottom of this post.)  In a nutshell, it's a several month process that brings 12 entrepreneurs who have never pitched their business before,…

social3i Launches – The next great adventure

A friend of mine recently commented that they never quite understand what I do for a living, but it always seems cool.  I couldn't agree more. Whether it be building batting cages and selling corporate ticket packages in minor league baseball, writing press releases and guiding customers on the top of a ski resort, working for a future Senator…

13 Signs of a Great Start-up Culture

I'm not in the habit of posting stories from Techflash, but Greg Gottesman of Madrona has a solid guest post on what makes a great start-up culture. Full article here: http://www.techflash.com/venture/Thirteen_characteristics_of_a_great_startup_culture_45678557.html   …

5 Tips for Pitch Decks

I've started reading the Seattle 2.0 blog a little more regularly, especially now that people that I know and am friends with seem to be writing the bylines on a fairly regular basis.   Anyway, I've been meaning to add the site to my blogroll for a while.  And this article written by the Alliance of Angels' Rebecca Lovell is a good reason…

Fun and Easy Social Media Campaign

Does this make me want to buy a bunk bed? Maybe not. But did it introduce me to a url I had never heard of before? Yes. And am I forwarding said url around to others who might want to buy a bunk bed? Apparently so. But check out this fun and easy game from Bunkbeds.net. I could survive for 1 minute, 28 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a ve…