Last Friday I had the pleasure of being the primary speaker for the Adams Apprenticeship Fall Conference evening event. The Adams Apprenticeship is a mentorship program that pairs successful entrepreneurship with UNC’s most promising future entrepreneurs. For my presentation, I told the “Bronto Story” and lessons learned. I wish that I would have recorded it […]
Telling the Bronto Story from an engineering and computer science perspective. This was given at North Carolina State University as part of a Fidelity sponsored speaker series.
Often get the questions: Why Bronto? What’s the story behind the name? Sometime ago one of our prospects emailed me the same question. To settle some of the curiosity out there, I thought that it would be helpful to share my email response.
Watch the first episode of “Adventures in Entrepreneurship”. I interview Eric Boggs and Adam Covati, the founders of Argyle Social.
A big part of leadership is communication. That’s something that I spend a lot of time on at Bronto. I was recently interviewed on this topic where I dig into the importance of communication for leadership and how my early experiences as a teacher helped me refine this skill.
Communicating strategy is hard. As the company grows and there are more moving pieces, it becomes difficult to keep everyone on the same page. We’re over 50 people now and with this size, we have to use a good framework to describe how we look at our company, our goals, and our strategy. We base […]
Ximena now has a store on Etsy. Here’s how it came about… Ximena is my 7-year old daughter and was born at about the same time that Bronto was founded. In fact, in many ways, her life parallels Bronto’s history. When my wife Karalyn and I became pregnant with her, I significantly stepped out my […]
Hits not Home Runs …. that’s a common phrase spoken around the halls of Bronto. It speaks to our focus on day-to-day execution versus sky-in-pie schemes to serve our customers and grow the company. Plus it’s catchy. I was recently interviewed by Alice Bumgarner about this principle and how it applies to innovation. The interview […]
Wednesday night I spent judging the semi-finals of the Carolina Challenge. The Carolina Challenge is a startup competition hosted by the Kenan-Flagler Business School and pulls teams from the entire UNC community. The startups are broken into two groups — commercial and social. I judged three teams from the social side — startups with a […]
This week has been dominated with pricing and packaging. We are offering some exciting new pricing and edition offerings to our customers in February and I (along with others) have been hard at work nailing down the final details. It should be well worth it. More details to follow in the next few weeks. The […]