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Welcome to a source of execution and lifestyle advice for founders and executives. My name is Sam Wong and I’ve been a CEO, CTO or VP for five different startups. I advise several startups and am open to other advisory board opportunities.

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YADM – Yet Another Dilution Model

Any programmer or Linux gear head should recognize the “Yet Another …” family of tools and frameworks. Stephen C. Johnson …

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Customer Success – The New Kingmaker

Throughout history, the rule of many monarchs was assured by the work of a key team member. Sir Francis Walsingham …

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The Teachable Student

A few years back, one of my friends in the venture community suggested that I connect with a young startup. …

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Motorcycles vs. Jumbo Jets

I’m a speed junkie. When I was young, I used to watch A. J. Foyt battle Richard Petty in NASCAR. …

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Dealing with MVP Bloat

Building the minimum viable product (MVP) is a core aspect of every startup’s journey, but most founders struggle knowing how …

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Nailing Your Fantasy Draft

Fantasy sports leagues have flourished in the last 10 years. I love football, but since I lack the size and …

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Cheap Advice is Cheap

Back in 2001 when I was a first-time CEO, I struggled to grow the company to beyond a certain point. …

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Take Care of Yourself

I’ve previously written about the importance of taking care of your team and taking care of others. It’s also important …

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Fixed Price vs. Time & Materials

The Challenge Every business has problems that must be solved. Vendors recognize this and build solutions to help Customers address …

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