The Skill Building Phase – Written by Doug Neal

This is the second phase (third blog post) of the Acceleration Project. See last week’s post for the Application Phase and the first post in this series for an overview of what I’m rambling about here. In Colorado Springs, teams gather to sharpen their skills, train and win.  They analyze their performance, meet with experts…

The Application Phase – Written by Doug Neal

Last week I posted an overview of the Acceleration Project concept, which I believe, is a much better substitute for business plan competitions. (see last week’s post for an overview of the concept) This week I wanted to spend more time on the first part of the Acceleration Project – the Application Phase. Why, you…

Building Momentum – Written by Doug Neal

If you ever have been becalmed on the water on a sailboat you know what it’s like to lack momentum. Your boat simply sits there without any forward movement wallowing in the seas as each wave tosses you back and forth and despite all your effort in tuning the rigging, adjusting the helm and cursing…

Drive the Market! – Written by Doug Neal

I was explaining to someone on Friday the difference between how we approach Entrepreneurship activities vs. how others approach it.  I explained that other entities are “Market Driven” where there is an intense focus on existing markets and how to create solutions to better meet those market needs. I was just starting to explain how…