Zach Ferres

Zach Ferres

CEO of Coplex

Zach Ferres is the CEO of Coplex, a Los Angeles and Phoenix-based interactive agency focused on truly collaborative design and development. Coplex creates beautiful digital experiences using lean and agile techniques. Follow the company on Twitter.

Don't Uberize, Strategize! 3 Steps to a Better Business Model.
Uber

Don't Uberize, Strategize! 3 Steps to a Better Business Model.

Want to shake up your industry? Avoid the pitfalls of the the 1-size-fits-all 'Uber for X' approach.
Three Lessons This American Entrepreneur Learned From Dubai's Startup Scene
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Three Lessons This American Entrepreneur Learned From Dubai's Startup Scene

Entrepreneurs who think Uncle Sam has the most tricks under his hat have likely overlooked the financial incentives and talent diversity of the UAE.
Don't Let 'Stealth Mode' Sink Your Startup
Customer Experience

Don't Let 'Stealth Mode' Sink Your Startup

If you want investors, partners or customers to notice you, they have to know you exist.
What Sears Taught Amazon About Business
Disruption

What Sears Taught Amazon About Business

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.
3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From NASA About Organizational Design
Business Optimization

3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From NASA About Organizational Design

How to transform a disconnected pack of competitive employees into a single, unified team to accomplish the extraordinary.
4 Creative Tactics to Find and Recruit the Best Talent
Recruiting

4 Creative Tactics to Find and Recruit the Best Talent

Startups are having to battle with big companies and one another for the same talent. It's become a free for all.
4 Steps to Pick Yourself Up From a Tough Situation
Decision Making

4 Steps to Pick Yourself Up From a Tough Situation

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.
Happy Developers Lead to Better Products. Here Are 9 Ways to Motivate Them.
Motivation and Retention

Happy Developers Lead to Better Products. Here Are 9 Ways to Motivate Them.

When trampolines, sleep pods and ping-pong tables don't cut it, look elsewhere to encourage your code gurus.
What Eating Chicken Wings Can Teach Us About Entrepreneurship
Growth Strategies

What Eating Chicken Wings Can Teach Us About Entrepreneurship

When you dive into a bucket of wings, you separate the meat from the bones, just as you do in your business every day.
5 Ways to Celebrate Small Wins on Your Way to World Domination
Company Culture

5 Ways to Celebrate Small Wins on Your Way to World Domination

Find ways to share your dreams with your employees.
5 Lessons My Cross-Country Coach Taught Me About Leadership
Leadership Qualities

5 Lessons My Cross-Country Coach Taught Me About Leadership

It's about ownership and empowerment, not timing or sweat.
5 Ways to Keep Mediocrity From Killing Innovation at Your Startup
Make More Happen

5 Ways to Keep Mediocrity From Killing Innovation at Your Startup

Make sure your company keeps innovating even as it grows.
The Human Element: Your Most Important Business Resource
Employees

The Human Element: Your Most Important Business Resource

Create a company culture that prioritizes people.
Developing an Unlimited Paid Time-Off Policy That Works
Unlimited Vacation

Developing an Unlimited Paid Time-Off Policy That Works

Four tips for making the transition as seamless as possible.
Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive
Ready To Launch

Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive

A species that evolves faster has a larger footprint in time. Same with startups.