What types of management problems plague startups?

via GIPHY Being an avid reader of Fred Wilson’s AVC, I’ve learned much over the years. And one thing he underscores is that *ideas* are a dime a dozen. And that great investments are in team & execution. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As a long time consultant, I’ve had …

30 Days of Aspirin for your Ailing Management Headaches

Take Two & Call Me In the Morning I like a book like Gerry Czarnecki’s even if I can’t pronounce his name. He’s laid out things for readers, a very busy bunch who are going to have trouble finding time in their day to read, but can sorely use the advice. Organized into 30 daily …

Consulting essentials: Managing & Completing Engagements

This is the second in a series of three articles on Consulting Essentials. Read the previous post, Consulting essentials: Getting the business Communicating well and knowing when to step in or stand back is the linchpin of successful consulting. Some people have natural charm. If you’re one of these people you’ll find consulting is definitely …

Don't be that guy–Social tips for geeks

As a tech consultant one of the most interesting parts of the job is being able to observe human relations at work. I’ve learned through the years that because tech people and non-tech people speak different ‘languages’, bridging the communication gap is a critical part of my role as a consultant. Sometimes the relationship between …