Epic Community Building

Ideas at the intersection of entrepreneurship and community.

How I find my best mentors.

If you're ambitious enough to seek out career advice, you've been told to "get a mentor" at least once. The problem with this advice is that you probably don't know how to find a worthwhile mentor, and even if you did, you'd be totally unprepared to work with them towards your goals. When I met Penelope Trunk, my very first

Introducing FounderSociety, a community for high-velocity companies.

I'm excited to announce that my company has launched a new community for up-and-coming entrepreneurs called FounderSociety. Our goal with this new venture is to provide guidance, resources and community support for the next generation of rising stars in entrepreneurship. Through our work building YEC, my team has had the opportunity to speak with countless young entrepreneurs just getting started.

How to hire the best people for your company.

Hiring is one of the most exciting, but also most difficult, parts of growing a company. The investment goes far beyond just adding another salary. The cost of employee benefits, additional taxes, a larger office space, equipment, etc, means that picking the right person for the job is mission critical. At YEC, I got lucky with our first 10 employees.

How to clean up your network in 2015.

In a recent article on Social Media Today written by Carlos Gil I shared my prediction for social media in 2015... As our digital spaces become more cluttered by self-promotion, unsolicited advertising and spam, consumers will seek out invitation-only communities that promise quality connections and meaningful relationships. One of the reasons why I believe that my business is booming right

Blogging is easy if you think like a startup.

Perfectionism has always been one of my biggest weaknesses in life. One of the most common fights my wife and I have is over the half-finished projects around my house. It's not laziness that stops me from finishing things. I just get stuck on a detail that doesn't quite fit my vision so I take a break for an undefined