Overcoming the Red Queen problem

With the insatiable need for new ideas in anything and everything…
August 21, 2019/by doug@darkwatertek.com

How to plan when you find yourself in the deep end.

I talk a lot about the importance of situational awareness in…
August 21, 2019/by doug@darkwatertek.com

Does Bootstrapping work for hard tech? My story.

Everywhere you look in the tech press, companies and entrepreneurs…
April 20, 2017/by doug@darkwatertek.com

What to do if you have an idea for a startup, but there’s already a well funded startup with a related idea

Someone asked me: what should I do if I have an idea for a startup,…
April 20, 2017/by doug@darkwatertek.com

Alibaba, Jack Ma, and Me

The story of Alibaba as told by Jack Ma is amazing!
It was in…
January 24, 2015/by doug@darkwatertek.com

This year … I resolve … to TRY!

I used to describe myself as a DOER. I got stuff done. And I…
January 15, 2015/by doug@darkwatertek.com

To Lead you must Risk

A recent post by Lolly Daskal (President and CEO, Lead From…
January 1, 2015/by doug@darkwatertek.com

THE Critical Trait Needed by Startup Company Leaders!

A recent post on the New Ventures BC website asked the question,…
December 10, 2014/by doug@darkwatertek.com

Is taking “dumb money” ever a smart idea?

I found myself talking about “dumb money” today with an entrepreneurial…
November 25, 2014/by doug@darkwatertek.com

3 Business Lessons from the 1964 Launch of Chrysler’s 426 Hemi

Fifty years ago this past March (2014), Richard Petty went 174.639…
October 28, 2014/by doug@darkwatertek.com

Beautiful Lies in the Tech Industry

I heard “The Lies That I Believe" by Thornley the other day.…
October 23, 2014/by doug@darkwatertek.com

Great Interview Questions

I have been a team member, a team leader, a department leader…
October 22, 2014/by doug@darkwatertek.com