Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

One Quote That Every Entrepreneur Must Embrace

The focus on being a billon-dollar unicorn distracts us from an even more important kind of value that companies of every size need to embrace. We live in the age of the unicorn; startups that seem to leap to billion dollar valuations overnight. It’s a wonderful time to be an entrepreneur. The upside has never been greater. But let’s face ...

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Are You Living Your Life In Your Own Way?

Success can be measured in many ways, but ultimately this is the only measure that really matters. There’s a small wooden plaque that hangs on the door of my study at home. It reads, “There’s only one success; to live your life in your own way.” It was given to me by a college girlfriend. She knew me well, perhaps ...

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Jeff Bezos $100 Billion Bet For Amazon’s Future

Bezos has announced an out of this world initiative that may well eclipse everything else Amazon has done so far and may turn out to be one of humanity’s most ambitious technological achievements. One of the things that’s always struck me as the largest untapped opportunity for Internet enabled business, commerce, and humanity is the simple, but often overlooked fact, ...

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Lessons in Leadership from Ross Perot

The most important lessons of leadership came from the man behind the larger-than-life personality. In 2003, I sold a company to Perot Systems, the large IT services firm started by Ross Perot, where I then worked for the next four years. Although at that time Perot was chairman and eventually became chair emeritus, his personal offices were on the same ...

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