Archive | November, 2015

SJ17 – Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll discuss the challenges of naming your startup, how video games can help train your managers to be better at their jobs, and how sometimes advertising is more of an art than a science.

Originally Aired November 25 at 12pm ET/9am PT.


How To Name A Startup: The S.M.A.R.T. Checklist

You Play World of Warcraft? You’re Hired!

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Jessica Jones

The Star Wars Saga: Introducing Machete Order

Copyranter: Advertising is not a science. It never will be

Jeff Bezos One-Ups Elon Musk in the Competition Over Reusable Rockets

Elon Musk Responds to Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Success

Aspiring Reporter Interviews Bolden about NASA’s Journey to Mars

Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe



SJ16 – Loving What You Do

We talk about National Entrepreneur’s Day, how to find that perfect co-founding team, and why no one cares how hard you work. We also took questions from the audience.

November 17 at 3pm ET/12am PT.


The Entrepreneurial Power of Embarrassment

National Entrepreneur’s Day

Nobody Cares How Hard You Work

Dunbar’s number

Ego Risk: Why Innovation Fails

Screw Finding Your Passion

Doctors Without Borders – Right Now

Doctors Without Borders – Donate



SJ15 – What Matters in the Beginning

We answered some questions from the mailbag and the chat and talked about motivation, organizational design, where to focus before you raise capital, resumes, and a few other topics.

Live on November 9 at 1pm EST/10am PST.


Reddit Startups:

The Reasons We Work:

12 reasons this is a terrible résumé for a mid-level employee:

How Funding Rounds Differ:

Where to Focus Before Raising Capital:

Can You Predict a Startup’s Success Based on the Concept Alone?:

Why You Should Not Have a President and COO:

How to Design Your Organization the Right Way:

College Students Aren’t The Only Ones Abusing Adderall:

And finally, Kiki’s lovely monologue:

To launch, or not to launch: that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the startup ecosystem to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous employment or to take arms against that sea of troubles, and by opposing, startup?

Get This Episode