Category: Design Thinking

Design Thinking - Entrepreneurship - Reagan Pollack

Design Thinking in an Turbulent World

Between 2016 and 2018 I attended Stanford University for a series of continuing educational courses on entrepreneurship and design thinking. My goal was to sharpen the tools in my tool belt, meet some incredibly gifted and motivated classmates, and hopefully walk away with a clearer understanding of how to tackle today’s most pressing entrepreneurial challenges …

COVID as a Platform - Reagan Pollack

COVID-as-a-Platform: How COVID-19 Disrupts Behavior, Business Models and Builds the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Sterilize. Sanitize. Disinfect. Decontaminate. Wipe Down. Rinse Off. Repeat. Welcome to the Contam Culture – a new “normal” modus operandi if you will, we’ve been forced to accept in a pandemic induced world. As the weeks become months under the quarantined, sheltered, physically-distanced era, businesses and consumers have had to adapt to this radical shift …

Alchemy by Rory Sutherland - Ogilvy Vice Chairman - Reagan Pollack

Alchemy: The Surprising Power Of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense

Ad: One of my favorite past times is reading books on business, marketing and behavioral economics. I’ve recently come across a book over the holiday break that hit the nail on the head in today’s over saturated product world.   Alchemy, by Rory Sutherland, https://amzn.to/2tnIU7Q, is not just a fun read (it literally had me …

Business Plan Idea - Entrepreneurship - Founder - Startup - Reagan Pollack

Why Good Ideas Kill Most Startups

STARTUP SECRET #1 YOU DON’T NEED A “GOOD” IDEA   While everyone’s out there hunting for the next Uber®, Airbnb®, Google® or Alibaba®, the real entrepreneurs are busy testing new concepts instead of dreaming, writing business plans, and overthinking the crap out of everything. Entrepreneur: Average Idea + Massive Action x Initial Results/Adjustments = Progress …

Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneur - Founder - Startup - Reagan Pollack

The Egoless Entrepreneur

WHAT? YOU DON’T LOVE MY IDEA? To Survive a Startup, First, Kill Your Ego If you’re the type of person, like I was in my 20s, who was seeking encouragement from others to continually reinforce your ideas, beliefs and path, get ready to get shook up when you start a company. Encouragement comes and goes, …

How to stop overthinking your startup - Reagan Pollack - Entrepreneur

Why Overthinking Kills Your Startup

Startup Tip of the Day:   For most first time entrepreneurs, it’s fairly common that 98% of them spend months and months (sometimes years even) marinating on their “big” idea, but fail to get it going.   How come?   They write the 50 page business plan.   They build the 5 year proforma statements …

How to Scale your Startup - Reagan Pollack

The Scaling Startup

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day 🚀 For the majority of new founders I speak with and/or advise, the thought of actually launching a new company is the big ‘thing’ – the culmination of countless hours of work that ends in the launch of a new product, service or experience. But after 4 startups, I …

How to write a great business plan - Reagan Pollack

How to Write a Business Plan That Really Works (in just days)

Happy Monday Founders! Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: BUSINESS PLAN – BUILD WITH THE END IN MIND At most Business Schools, they used to teach you to write a business plan and try to predict it all.  ………. Let me tell you, startups don’t happen like that.  ………. I wrote a 50 page …

How to Build a MLP - Most Lovable Product - Reagan Pollack - MVP

Love at First Site

Happy Wednesday Founders! 💡Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: Love at First Site What’s the first touch-point of your user or customer to your brand or experience? Often times, it’s your website. So what happens when we spend so much time building the world’s greatest widget, gidget or fidget spinner, and our website either …

Startup Tip of the Day - How to use Market Feedback to Win - Reagan Pollack

“In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity”

Happy Monday Entrepreneurs! Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: “In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein For every action, there is a reaction. So when we “pitch” a prospective buyer, a potential investor, a new employee on working for us, there will always be a risk that you hear a …