Life is Short, Start Today!

I spoke on a panel at Startup San Diego recently and was asked a question about game changers in my career. My answers were simple, having my wife as my support network and my father dying suddenly. Watch the video and let me know what you think....
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Who Is Patrick Hadley

Who is Patrick Hadley? Good question. My full name is actually, Daniel Patrick Hadley, but I decided to use my middle name after college, because I liked it better. That kind of sums up my personality, I just can’t leave things alone. I love business and I love being...
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Latest read… HBR “On Strategy”

I picked this up at an airport last week. I think it's important to always be learning, even topics that you may think you understand, you can always pick up new tips and information. Publisher says that this book will inspire you to: Distinguish your company from rivals Clarify...
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Risky Business

It’s risky business working for someone else. It fascinates and confuses me when people say that I am a risk taker or it’s ‘risky to be an entrepreneur. I never understood that way of thinking. One of my greatest life influences happened when I was a teenager. My father...
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If your training program had only done its job.

You may not be a Marine, but as an entrepreneur you must spend time training your team. I am not taking about just the mandatory stuff, (safety, harassment, etc). You must train them how to do their job well and how to win. When I began my company, I...
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The Graveyard Is The Richest Place On Earth

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered,...
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What’s In A Name?

One of the many challenges of starting a new company is deciding on a name. In addition to coming up with something clever, you also need to make sure that the URL is available. (Preferably the DOT COM version…but that’s another post). If you have searched for any domain...
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Let them Fail

What is the opposite of success? Sadly, most people say “FAILURE’, however, failure is not the opposite of success, it is PART of success. We need to change the way we think, teach and lead and encourage our children, students and employees to learn from entrepreneurs – to try...
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