Words (Maybe not) to Live By

We all do our best to seek out good advice from our friends, families, business partners, and peers. No matter the situation, you know you can count on the support…

The Importance of Mentors in the Startup World

Having a strong support system is critical when trying to navigate the often-complicated world of startups. Although some may argue that entrepreneurs are “self-made” and should only rely on their…

Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail

In September the online furniture company Dot & Bo announced they were closing. The company had over $20 million in venture investment and a valuation of $60 million. Before the…

The Book of James Volume 3: Information Overload, Office Etiquette and Successfully Dating a Beer

The Olympics are in full swing which means two things: 1) American dominance is being reasserted on the world’s stage, and 2) NBC is trotting out every third-string analyst they’ve…

The Book of James Vol. 2: Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Work-Life Balance & Tattoos

@StarterNoise It is nearly Aug. & I have yet to take down my xmas lights, should I admit defeat and remove them? or not? #hoho #BookofJames – @Tripp_Lester Well, Champ, now it’s…

The Book of James Vol. 1: Business Travel, Standing Out and How to Not be a Narc

Welcome to the first installment of my attempt to fix the world. This is the Book of James. Let’s get started. I’m going to be traveling more for work. Any…

Welcome to the Book of James

Awkwardness is a part of life. In my case, it might just be the largest part of my life next to sleeping and constantly worrying about the specter of my…

Jot This Down: Top 5 Regrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

If you’re like me then you hate admitting your faults. But often times, acknowledging what we do wrong and what we can do to make a positive change—both now and…