Good Product Manager vs Bad Product Manager

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reading “The Hard Thing about Hard Things”, a great book by Ben Horowitz, would definitely recommend for anyone working in fast growing companies or teams that are looking for advice across all facets of a business. As I was reading through the book, I came across an excerpt written by Ben titled “Good … Continue readingGood Product Manager vs Bad Product Manager

3 Ways Entrepreneurs and Consultants are Alike

Entrepreneurship and Consulting don’t usually go hand in hand. Entrepreneurship is all about taking necessary risks in order to develop, organize, and grow a startup, usually dealing with small businesses and other startups. Consultants are usually subject matter experts who share their knowledge and expertise to clients in order to add value to existing business functions for large corporations. For … Continue reading3 Ways Entrepreneurs and Consultants are Alike

10 things I learned from a Venture Capitalist

Working on a start-up is one of the most self-fulfilling experiences you’ll ever encounter. Nothing ever goes as planned, you’ll fail numerous times, and you may experience some of the hardest moments in your life, but you learn at such a rapid pace that you either keep up, or be left behind. Many of my prior projects have failed, and … Continue reading10 things I learned from a Venture Capitalist

Quito, Ecuador

It’s that time again. In less than 10 hours from now, I’ll be headed abroad once again. Destination: Quito, Ecuador. It might be the new year talking, but thinking back, I never really envisioned myself travelling abroad as much as I am. It may even be the best experiences of my undergraduate career. Coming into college, as a freshman I … Continue readingQuito, Ecuador

Entrepreneurship and Traveling Abroad

I found this article a few weeks ago before I headed to France and I thought about how it affects me and what I hope to achieve after graduation. I realized that there were benefits and consequences to immersing yourself in another culture, but that living abroad truly does open your mind to experiences that you may have never experienced … Continue readingEntrepreneurship and Traveling Abroad

1871 Start-up Weekend

Last weekend, I had an opportunity to attend the first ever 1871 Start-up weekend at the 1871 Start-up Incubator in downtown Chicago. 1871 is a collaborative space where Chicago’s brightest digital designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs are shaping the technical landscape. They provide a community, education, mentorship, and networks to digital start-ups to get their start in Chicago. They decided to … Continue reading1871 Start-up Weekend

What Silicon Valley has taught me – Day 2

On Tuesday, we had the opportunity to speak to a few more start-ups with Illinois roots. First up was Kelly Berger, CEO and Founder of Obseshen. They have since changed their name that I can’t recall at the moment, but essentially, Obseshen allows you to accessorize your room without hiring an interior designer. Kelly was born and raised in Illinois. … Continue readingWhat Silicon Valley has taught me – Day 2

What Silicon Valley has taught me – Day 1

On Monday we had the opportunity to stop by a few companies and talk to their founders about their own successes and failures and what we could learn from them. First up was Tom Siebel. He began his introduction by telling us that he had just been in a sailing accident in Mexico just 10 days before. You could tell … Continue readingWhat Silicon Valley has taught me – Day 1