Entrepreneurship is a rite of passage into a league where its players re-imagine the world and innovate. Entrepreneurship is a life style and a life choice. I've had my share of success and my share of moments on the edge.
I've often equated growing a business to raising a kid (much to my staff's chagrin). At first, she needs your utmost attention -- feed her, nurture her, coddle her. Pookie can't survive without you. Your influence will help shape what she will become.
Planning in most businesses doesn't work because the business lacks the leadership, the controls and processes, or the proper protection of assets in order to make the plan a reality.
Take time off and unplug. Took me a long time to realize that I was more productive, more creative and more enthusiastic about my work when I took regular unplugged breaks.
On Father's Day, and every day, I thank my dad for all he taught me, and all of the opportunities that he provided me. But as I run my business -- something that would probably surprise my childhood self -- I also often find myself asking, "What would dad do?"
Since going public is an experience most tech startups go through, I thought it'd be worth sharing what we have learned from crossing this important milestone. Here are seven important lessons we learned about launching our startup publicly.