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When it comes to running my businesses, honesty isn’t just the best policy–it’s the only policy. And if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, what they see had better be what they get. In the same way everyone says they only hire “A” Players, companies...

Details are often the difference between success and failure. There are a lot of details in life I really don’t care that much about. Just give me the overview. But when it comes to my product, my messaging, my positioning, how we sell and market...

I recently demoed Ryver to two marketing experts/friends. One surprised me by saying, “Ryver is the R in CRM.” I had voiced similar ideas but never as succinctly as he. I was the co-creator and CEO of ACT! – The Best Selling Contact Manager. ACT! sold...

Somehow “positioning” logically fell into position #4, but know that for me it may be the single most important key. You can easily argue that having a clear and simple statement that describes the one thing that separates my company from everyone else’s has played...

Just a quick post.  I just answered some questions posed to me in an email from a young entrepreneur in Mexico.  I thought you might enjoy the Q&A. Hello Pat, I hope you are well. I would like to have your vision about this topic. As I...

When I look out over the landscape of new product offerings, what I tend to see is a lot of more-of-the-same, or a bunch of pseudo-innovative solutions looking for a problem. Maybe that works for some, but I have my doubts. For me, success in...

Okay, now that you know everything, know this: you can’t know everything. But that’s no excuse for not acting. “There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.” – William James Being a leader means making decisions and taking action....

This is the 1st of 10 Chapters from my ebook you can get in it's entirety on the Ryver website here.  I decided to Post these one chapter at a time.  I hope you enjoy them and glean a few useful tips you can use...

I recently gave a talk for the Entrepreneur program at the ASU Polytechnic campus.  You may find some useful things here if you have a start up or your own biz.  Enjoy. https://youtu.be/4YjMtxfN260...

Team Communication Software is a brand new software category! I think this new category will be huge! No one knew this category existed until Slack became a phenomenon by discovering it. Even they did not know it was there. An investor recently asked me “what problem...