CEO of Coplex
Zach Ferres is the CEO of Coplex, a Los Angeles- and Phoenix-based startup studio focused on collaborative design and development. Coplex builds startups and digital products using lean and agile techniques. Follow the company on Twitter.
Startups fail for a lot of reasons: a lack of money (duh), poor marketing, a pivot gone awry, legal challenges. But another, different reason tops the list year after year.
When you're on a farm, do as the farmers do. When you're running a business, do what farmers do, too.
Company culture isn't built in a boardroom.
Want to shake up your industry? Avoid the pitfalls of the the 1-size-fits-all 'Uber for X' approach.
Entrepreneurs who think Uncle Sam has the most tricks under his hat have likely overlooked the financial incentives and talent diversity of the UAE.
If you want investors, partners or customers to notice you, they have to know you exist.
Sears' 1800s innovations and market disruption model are still at the core of retail behaviors today. Retail companies would be wise to study this history.
How to transform a disconnected pack of competitive employees into a single, unified team to accomplish the extraordinary.
Startups are having to battle with big companies and one another for the same talent. It's become a free for all.
Major losses force entrepreneurs to make hard decisions. These decisions almost always turn your life to a new chapter where the stakes are higher and the wins are bigger.
Motivation and Retention
When trampolines, sleep pods and ping-pong tables don't cut it, look elsewhere to encourage your code gurus.
When you dive into a bucket of wings, you separate the meat from the bones, just as you do in your business every day.
Find ways to share your dreams with your employees.
Make More Happen
Make sure your company keeps innovating even as it grows.
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