Zach Ferres

Zach Ferres

Entrepreneur Leadership Network Writer
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Coplex

More From Zach Ferres

Venture Capital

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds.
Business Failure

4 Tactics to Help Your Company Avoid the Top Startup Killer

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.
Farming

What the American Farm Can Teach Business Leaders About 'Sowing' Success

When you're on a farm, do as the farmers do. When you're running a business, do what farmers do, too.
Leadership

4 Culture-Building Lessons From Sam Walton's Legal Pad

Company culture isn't built in a boardroom.
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.
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.
Marketing

Don't Let 'Stealth Mode' Sink Your Startup

If you want investors, partners or customers to notice you, they have to know you exist.
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.
Teamwork

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Company Culture

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

Find ways to share your dreams with your employees.
Leadership Qualities

5 Lessons My Cross-Country Coach Taught Me About Leadership

It's about ownership and empowerment, not timing or sweat.