About FordLogicIn a world that's inundated with clever business angles and catch-phrase filled advice, FordLogic is a forum where entrepreneurs, business owners and media professionals can share and discuss simple, actionable and effective advice that stands the test of time, from boom through bust. Driven by my own life experiences spanning 15 years navigating the ups and downs of building a digital media company in Silicon Valley, it's about getting back to the basics and doing what's right. No shortcuts. No bullshit.
About Alex FordAlex Ford is the founder and longtime CEO of Praetorian Digital, the leading online media company in the public safety and security market with more than 1 million members and more than 3 million unique visits per month. Praetorian was recently named the 2013 Small Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce.
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Back in the dotcom days, there was almost nothing as important as a good partnership and most start-ups spent a lot of time developing them. At a minimum, a partnership provided a press release opportunity and demonstrated legitimacy and tangible … Continue reading
As I discussed in the first two parts of this series, it’s critical to set the right context for delivering negative feedback as a manager and leader as well as build a feedback process. But even if you’ve done a … Continue reading
If you’ve set the right context within your team – established objectives, focused on professional development and clarified expectations – the next step is to make feedback part of your company DNA and build a ‘feedback process’. For me, having … Continue reading
Learning to give negative feedback not only constructively, but gracefully, is one of the toughest and most important lessons of being an effective entrepreneur or business professional because it’s one of the skills that elevates you from being a manager … Continue reading
It’s to no one’s surprise that sleepless nights and stress go hand in hand with running a business, starting a company or working to advance your career. There is always something to worry about – an important sales meeting or … Continue reading
Politics and drama are often seen as unavoidable fixtures in business and corporate life. Is it possible to create a culture that spits out drama and minimizes the politics? I know a lot of accomplished business people who take a … Continue reading
Where do you fall? This is right on. If you’re in the middle, this clearly depicts both both the excitement and challenge that comes with being a CEO or entrepreneur.
The other week, I received an email from a fellow entrepreneur asking that if I had just one piece of advice to offer someone who was looking raise angel investment for their business, what it would be. Here’s my response, … Continue reading
As an entrepreneur, I’ve used ‘little bets’ throughout my career and would credit the strategy as one of the key factors driving the success of the Praetorian Group. Peter Sims, a longtime business contact and friend, recently published a book … Continue reading
I forwarded the following article to one of my entrepreneur friends: http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2009/06/vinod_khosla_to.php She asked: Does the Valley really have that much of a cushion for failing? It’s not apparent to me that it’s any different than the rest of the … Continue reading