I like doing radio and TV on my topics, meaning business planning, starting a business, small business, and growing a business. You can contact me directly for this or go through the Palo Alto Software media agency in the Contact page.
The One-Line Bio:
President and founder of Palo Alto Software, co-founder of Borland International, founder of bplans.com, author of books and software, teacher of entrepreneurship, blogger, father of five, married 38 years.
The Short Bio:
I’m president and founder of Palo Alto Software, founder of bplans.com, and a co-founder of Borland International. I built Palo Alto Software from zero to 40 employees and 70% market share without outside investment. I taught “Starting a Business” at the University of Oregon for nine years, part-time of course, while running my business. I am author of six books on business planning and related topics published by Entrepreneur Press, Harcourt Brace, and the like; the latest is The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press in 2008. I was the sole author of Business Plan Pro, published by Palo Alto Software (except the code; we have a team for that). I’ve been a member of the Willamette Angel Conference, doing angel investment, since 2009; and I was investor lead in 2013. I have a Stanford MBA degree and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame.
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Suggested interview questions:
Not that I like to get questions in advance; I’d rather wing it. However, people ask, so here is a list of suggested interview questions.