On Entrepreneurship

Stories and thoughts about inspiring new forms of value creation

#264 – Antony Thompson, former CEO, Loopin – on creating high-performing organizations A story about how blending Commando's Mindset with technology creates a recipe for creat people-first organizations that win

We explore the growing challenge so burnout and attrition in the market and why traditional solutions can only help us come so far. Antony then shares what needs to change and why given their experiences from the Marines and the characteristics they’ve uncovered about what creates high-performing overachievers. 


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#256 – Jay Bartot, CEO Zeitworks – on creating SaaS businesses that stand the test of time  A story about how to avoid starting a SaaS business that will fail.

We explore what’s broken in the way businesses are leveraging automation. Jay explains that before you can automate something, you have to understand it. And that’s exactly where most companies are going dark. He shares his big lessons learned to create defensible differentiation and what thread is constantly looking for…


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#255 – Rutger Teunissen, Former CEO 24Sessions – on building a resilient SaaS business A story about what it takes to not only survive but come out stronger when adversity hits your software business

Rutger talks about how the initial idea to build a marketplace became a complete failure and what he learned from that. He then explained the pivot and what was required to make that a success. Why COVID was a double-edged sword for the business, what critical lessons this taught them,…


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#254 – Rafi Wadan, CEO Stargazr – on standing out in the very crowded FP&A category A story about using augmentation to solve 6+ figure bottlenecks in a fraction of the time

We explore what’s broken in the way manufacturing companies make decisions. Rafi shares his lessons learned on creating predictable traction in the highly competitive category of FP&A. He tells stories about how niching down helped scale faster and help deliver remarkable results in a matter of 30 days. Last but…


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