Poor management and strategy killed Telltale Games

Telltale Games just underwent a massive layoff of approximately 250 employees reducing the company’s staff to 25 people to fulfill the company obligations. The company was well known for creating adventure games with riveting storytelling and quality art. Poor Management Telltale’s management did not seem to think employee retention was a necessary piece in the […]

Startup funding options: debt financing explained

Assuming debt can make or break a business. In fact, it’s one of the scariest things about taking an idea and turning it into a business. Majority fail. Crippling debt is a well known cause of a failed venture, yet lack of funding is also a cause. There are two ways to view debt. Debt […]

Focus on your core competency: Why companies outsource

Imagine a company that doesn’t produce the goods it sells and doesn’t install the goods it sells. Pretty easy right. Companies like this are everywhere. So you might be wondering: why do people put up with these middlemen when they need or want goods or services The simplest way to answer this question is that […]

What does it mean for an entrepreneur to pivot?

I can never emphasize enough how much research an entrepreneur must do. Research is the first task an entrepreneur must take in a startup, as it is vital in determining the trajectory of a new venture’s strategy. Creating a strategy requires research on the external environment. It also requires a lot of introspection on the […]

Is Startup Christ alone in its mission? Part 2

It’s important that I take the time to figure out what already exist in order to determine what pathway Startup Christ should take. Does Startup Christ need to differentiate itself or is it truly alone? I will not overload this post with all my findings so I’ve broken this down into multiple parts. It’s also […]

Revisiting: The AAF is the NFL’s Newest Worry

I want to revisit an article I wrote for NOQ Report back in March. At this time two football leagues have announced their formation. The XFL and the AAF. In the article I compared the two. Ultimately I concluded that the AAF had a more formidable strategy to carve a space in the football market. The reasons […]

Hit the ball where they ain’t

I met someone the other day who was with SCORE. For those of you that don’t know, SCORE is an organization of retired entrepreneurs who are giving back some of their experience. So anyway, I so happened to be wearing a baseball shirt and we were talking about food trucks. I told him, I didn’t […]