Consultant, Entrepreneur & Former President of TrainSignal(acquired) & Former Chief of Staff, ContextMedia
Iman Jalali is Chief of Staff at ContextMedia in Chicago, a healthcare technology company. Previously he served as president of TrainSignal, which was sold in 2013 to Pluralsight. He is actively investing in small businesses, tech startups and real estate across the country.
Mark Zuckerberg is famous for that hoodie he wears. A thousand people who failed without you hearing about it also wore hoodies.
Think: communication, trust and company culture as three keys to building your team.
Launching a Business
Time is money, and both are especially critical for startups. Practice these skills until they're second nature so your launch doesn't crash and burn instead.
If you don't validate your business idea with potential customers, you can't know if you're really offering them what they want or need.
But the answer is definitely 'yes' if you're at a startup and your employees wear many hats.
You're doing yourself a major disservice if you write off LinkedIn as a boring, stodgy website.
Your first few hires can mean the difference between success and failure. Here's a few traits to look for when hiring early on.
Their confidence inspires them to take risks. But if these executives don't learn to properly interact with the teams that support them, they will fail.
This modest proposal could result in a win-win for companies and job seekers alike.
When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
Make More Happen
Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
Working at a Startup
Brutal hours, low pay, stock option souvenirs, smart people with good ideas routinely going broke. You can fall in love, again, with your day job.
You can still get some valuable networking and learning experiences without attending an event.
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