John Greathouse http://johngreathouse.com Hands-on startup advice for emerging entrepreneurs Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:04:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking http://johngreathouse.com/a-german-student-talks-his-way-into-google-through-courageous-networking/ http://johngreathouse.com/a-german-student-talks-his-way-into-google-through-courageous-networking/#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:55 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6058 A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Andrew Fuller (left) and Jonas Bolduan I encourage my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students to err […]

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If I’d Only Known Then… A Boomer’s Millennial Pep Talk http://johngreathouse.com/id-known-boomers-millennial-pep-talk/ http://johngreathouse.com/id-known-boomers-millennial-pep-talk/#comments Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:17:52 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6053   A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. “Point of view is worth 80 IQ points.” Alan Curtis Kay, Personal Computer Pioneer I […]

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Why Skateboarders Suddenly Became Scary Good In The Mid-80’s http://johngreathouse.com/why-skateboarders-suddenly-became-scary-good-in-the-mid-90s-what-it-means-for-arvr-learning/ http://johngreathouse.com/why-skateboarders-suddenly-became-scary-good-in-the-mid-90s-what-it-means-for-arvr-learning/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:16:45 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6044 A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Skateboard legend and award-wining filmmaker Stacy Peralta recently shared a compelling insight as part of UC […]

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Objective Sports: An Indicator Of Startup Success http://johngreathouse.com/objective-sports-an-indicator-of-startup-success/ http://johngreathouse.com/objective-sports-an-indicator-of-startup-success/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:31:09 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6037 A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Kobie Fuller, current Partner at Upfront Ventures and […]

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My Lousy Presentation Allowed LogMeIn To Eclipse GoToMeeting http://johngreathouse.com/lousy-presentation-allowed-logmein-eclipse-gotomeeting/ http://johngreathouse.com/lousy-presentation-allowed-logmein-eclipse-gotomeeting/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:49:04 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6032 A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Last week, LogMeIn completed its merger with the GoTo services previously owned by Citrix (GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, […]

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Which School Generated The Most Startup/Tech Forbes 30 Under 30 Phenoms? http://johngreathouse.com/school-generated-startuptech-forbes-30-30-phenoms/ http://johngreathouse.com/school-generated-startuptech-forbes-30-30-phenoms/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:30:56 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6019 I was pleased and proud when I learned that two of my former UC Santa Barbara students, Sieva Kozinsky, Founder of StudySoup and Eric Posen, […]

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Stay Stoked: Business Travel Doesn’t Have To Suck http://johngreathouse.com/stay-stoked-business-travel-doesnt-have-to-suck/ http://johngreathouse.com/stay-stoked-business-travel-doesnt-have-to-suck/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:17:02 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6013 A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. I made many mistakes when I was building my startups. Though the outcomes were financially lucrative, […]

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Good Things Happen When Two Transformative VC Trends Collide http://johngreathouse.com/when-two-transformative-vc-trends-collide/ http://johngreathouse.com/when-two-transformative-vc-trends-collide/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:08:39 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=6005 A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. There are two macro trends occuring within venture capital (VC) which are combining to have a […]

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This Startup Airline Lets You Fly Everyday / Any Day – For A Flat Fee http://johngreathouse.com/a-startup-airline-that-is-breaking-most-of-the-rules/ http://johngreathouse.com/a-startup-airline-that-is-breaking-most-of-the-rules/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:52:51 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=5990 As noted in Success, Santa Barbara Style, my definition of success includes living where you want to live and making money doing what you love. […]

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This Startup Hacked LinkedIn To Recruit Customers & Reduce Churn http://johngreathouse.com/this-startup-hacked-linkedin-to-recruit-customers-reduce-churn/ http://johngreathouse.com/this-startup-hacked-linkedin-to-recruit-customers-reduce-churn/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:06 +0000 http://johngreathouse.com/?p=5982 A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Businesses typically use LinkedIn to recruit employees. However, savvy startups can leverage LinkedIn to create a […]

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