Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry, CEO of QuestFusion, former CEO of Entropic Communications, entrepreneur, executive, father, and freelance blogger living the luxury and active lifestyle in San Diego.

To Get Your Business Off the Ground, You May Need to ‘Prime the Pump’

Prime the pump by allowing your target customers to experience your product of service with little no risk to ignite your business. How do you get your business started from scratch and off the ground? In nearly all cases, you need to ‘prime the pump’. So what is priming the pump? In the 1800s, when you needed to use a water pump, you had to …

Hustle Doesn’t Make a Startup Successful – Strong Focus Does

As a user of social media and online marketing it has been fascinating to me to see the emergence of ideas that will “drive success.” On one hand, you have Gary Vaynerchuk, who has a massive focus on hustling, giving things 100 percent, and working hard. On another extreme we have the constant promotion of “life hacks”, and Tim Ferris with his “four hour work week.” What is the …

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Timing is Critical to Startup Success – It is Different from Luck

When Bill Gross said timing is the single biggest reason that startups succeed, he was not talking about luck. Bill Gross from IdeaLabs gave a very famous TED Talk a couple years ago about ‘timing’ being the single biggest reason for startup success. Many entrepreneurs feel that this means that success and failure is significantly based on luck. This isn’t really the case. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, …

Why Being a Good Storyteller Can Make You a Great Businessperson

Engage the mind and trigger the imagination of your audience to engage them at a deeper level. Do you want to be more successful at selling your products and raising growth capital for your company? Then you’ll need to learn how to be a good storyteller. Your stories need to be meaningful and relevant to your business and to what you’re trying to accomplish. Try to describe the unique value proposition …

8 Things That Millennials Want in Their Careers

As a baby boomer CEO, I think my generation has mislabeled the Millennial generation as entitled. I’ve hired and managed literally thousands of people in my career, including scores of Millennials. First and foremost, they hate being labeled Millennials. I’ve also observed many people in my generation call Millennials entitled, lacking in motivation, and lacking in commitment. Although I have seen some of these traits in some Millennials, it hasn’t …

GroGuru Develops a Revolutionary Agriculture Technology

GroGuru Revolutionary Agriculture Technology, or AgTech Systems Solution, Helps Farmers More Efficiently Use Water and Fertilizer, While Maximizing Crop Yield In this interview with Farooq Anjum, the CEO of GroGuru, we discuss a revolutionary agriculture technology, or AgTech product, that has been developed by his company. In his role as CEO, Farooq provides leadership to GroGuru and will help them navigate through their expected rapid …

7 Old School Books To Fuel Your Success Still Shockingly On Point

This list of 7 personal development books to fuel your success, regardless of your age or generation. The more I read today about personal development, career success, and setting and reaching goals, the more I reflect on the wisdom from some of the great authors that influenced me in my early career. If you are a Baby Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial or a Gen-Zer, this list of books just …

The Value of Mastermind Peer Groups for CEOs and Business Owners

In this interview with Larry Kesslin, Chief Connector at 5 Dots, we discuss the value of mastermind peer groups for CEOs and Business Owners.  Larry is Co-Author of BreakPoints: Where Businesses Get Stuck…And How They Get Unstuck, will discuss: – What you should look for when considering joining a mastermind group – Where you can find the right mastermind group for you – How joining …

Aira is Improving Quality of Life for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Interview with Suman Kanuganti, Co-Founder and CEO of Aira Larry boards the bus using his white cane. With the help of her seeing-eye dog, Jane crosses the busy street. John, who is now a grandpa who has severely limited vision stays at home most of the time. Robert works in a office building and has a sighted person work with him to help with tasks …