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Giving in to the Monkey in His Head: Mike Smerklo

Giving in to the Monkey in His Head: Mike Smerklo

Mar 8
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March 8, 2021 My Favorite Mistake Podcast My guest for Episode #47 is Mike Smerklo. He is an entrepreneur, an investor, he’s the co-founder and managing director of Next Coast Ventures. He was one of the first employees at Loudcloud, recruited there by  Marc...

Why the Greatest Entrepreneurship Hurdle is in Your Mind

Why the Greatest Entrepreneurship Hurdle is in Your Mind

Mar 4
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Episode #238: Mike Smerklo Hosted by Ryan Tansom On today’s show, Mike Smerklo, Managing Director of Next Coast Ventures, talks about his journey scaling a small business into a publicly-traded company worth nearly a billion dollars. He shares how imposter syndrome...

Metrics that Measure Up Podcast

Metrics that Measure Up Podcast

Jan 11
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Exploring An Entrepreneur's Inner Voice of Self Doubt During the podcast, Mike shares his "SHAPE" framework, to help fellow entrepreneurs understand and mitigate that inner voice of doubt...the imposter syndrome.  SHAPE is an acronym for Self-Awareness, Help,...