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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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Hockey Stick Dreams

Founders dream big. Founders see a need, envision a solution, then work tirelessly to realize their dream. Founders should shoot …

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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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The Seven Sacred Abilities

Technology is complex. In the world of corporate Information Technology (IT), thousands of products compete for mindshare. Many startups with …

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Take Care of Others

Startups provide great opportunities to grow. Startups are hard work, but they are fun, challenging and rewarding. And should your …

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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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Beware of the Rat Race

In the early 1990s, a report circulated that listed Beirut, Belfast, and Hong Kong as the three most stressful cities …

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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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Take Care of Your Offensive Line

NFL quarterbacks are key to their teams’ success. And key to the quarterbacks’ success is the offensive line. The offensive …

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How to Grow Your Startup

Every startup aspires to grow. But too many founders lack a structured, methodical way to plan their growth beyond hunting …

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