3 Ways to Create a High Performance Company Culture

Great company culture isn’t just about ping pong tables, free lunches, bouncy ball chairs and free gummy bears. In fact, it’s not about that at all. It’s about creating an environment that facilitates and fosters a high performance culture of winning.

April 7th, 2016 | Read More

The 5 Best Habits to Bolster Creativity and Focus

As a serial entrepreneur and founder of 6 companies, I’ve found one of the most important ingredients for innovation to be something I call “whitespace”. Whitespace is time you set aside to refresh your thinking, strategize, reflect on your primary goals and gain perspective.

March 1st, 2016 | Read More

5 Great Ways to Completely Reinvent Your Company

In my more than 20 years serving as a CEO and/or Founder, one thing I have learned is that change is the only constant. But then why is it so difficult to bring about, even in the most forward-thinking organizations? The simple truth is that it’s human nature to resist change.

February 1st, 2016 | Read More

10 Rules for Winning the Time Management Game

Part of being CEO and Founder of a company is learning to navigate the different tasks, people and opportunities that are constantly competing for your time. That’s the nature of the beast. The discipline lies in being strategic about your schedule to maximize your time and productivity.

November 23rd, 2015 | Read More

Activity ≠ Results

Does an activity (be it a meeting, project, or decision…) bring you closer to achieving your goals or farther away? Asking this simple question before beginning a task has not only made me more productive, but it has helped me more effectively lead. I refer to this results-oriented approach with my team as: activity ≠ results.

October 26th, 2015 | Read More

Wearing Multiple Hats: What Would Darwin Do?

People often ask me to define my management style. It’s interesting because I would say I wear many hats, but the word that comes to mind is “adaptive.”

October 5th, 2015 | Read More

The 7 Attitudes of Innovators

I’ve been reflecting on what it was like each time I started a new venture. We were brimming with excitement, passion and energy. We knew what we were creating was going to disrupt the media industry and make it better, faster, smarter. But maintaining that high has been difficult. Eight years after starting Rubicon Project, […]

June 25th, 2015 | Read More

The IPO Hangover – Put Some Hair on the Dog

For over a year, I was focused on Rubicon Project’s IPO. A lot of people have asked me, “What is it like going through the IPO process? What’s it like being the CEO of a public company? What is the company like after the IPO?”

October 29th, 2014 | Read More