Category Archives: Standpoints

Small Giants: The Best Small Companies Of 2019

When is bigger, not better? When you value greatness over fast growth. These 25 companies are all privately owned and closely held, and they share a commitment to being the best at what they do, providing stellar service to customers, offering employees fulfilling, rewarding work

5 Principles Of A Good Startup Name

The process of naming your startup is similar in a way to choosing a name for a baby. You’re going to be very emotionally invested, have very strong opinions, and it will be near impossible to take an objective approach. Just like you would with

The Best Bad Movie Ever Is A Killer Roadmap To Startup Success (And Failure)

Earlier in 2018, a decade and a half after the Citizen Kane of bad movies were released, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room returned to 600-theaters. Although a cult favorite for over a decade, The Room broke into the mainstream with the 2017 release of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, which tells the improbable true

Why are Ghana’s Elite Not Investing in Local Tech Startups?

This is a piece I’ve been longing to write, not just because of it’s immediate importance to the tech community, but because it’s a question that really needs answers. Why aren’t Ghana’s elite really investing locally in tech? In 2015, Pulse reported in this article that the

Pitching Your Product will Kill Your Fundraising

Fundraising has always been something of a black box. High-flying companies make it seem like a breeze, but most entrepreneurs lose sleep over it. My first startup was called Pursuit.com and although we successfully raised a seed round, it was incredibly tough (we were eventually aqui-hired

Who Loses When Tech Unicorns Don’t Make a Profit?

Gig workers shouldn’t have to suffer in the quest for more market share James StanierFollow Harouna Kaba, who drives for both Uber and Lyft, protests during a rally to call on the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission to force Uber and Lyft to hold

A How-To Guide to Product-Market Fit

When ideating new product ideas or potential strategic pivots, there are several ways to assess product-market fit. The approach often taken involves first defining the product and then assessing its market potential. The steps that are taken usually look something like this: Define the product