Blog: Forward Thinking

Often snarky, sometimes funny, thoughts and musings from Glen Hellman about Executive Development, Leadership, Startups, Washington DC Business and more.

youngStartup Ventures – Pretangel Alert

I just received a LinkedIn invite from Alan Levinson of youngStartup Ventures: Alan Levinson Hi Glen- wanted to know if you're seeking venture funding. If so, let me know if you'd like details about applying to present as one of the Top Innovators at The 2018 New York Venture Summit on July 10th & 11th at Convene. Email DesperateStupidFounder@youngstartup.com for more info. Regards Alan When I got this message, I went through the following thought process: Does this clown read? Can't he tell that I'm not likely to be raising money and if I tried, no one would fund me? Then I thought, I love New York,...

Growing Sales

Every, well, almost every, let's just say most great CEOs are always thinking about growing sales. recently Chris Tully, of Sales Xceleration spoke about growing sales to My CEO ThinkTank Peer Group. One of his slides got me thinking (two things about that, #1) yes, sometimes I think and #2) Chris dropped much more than just one thought-provoking concept). The concept that resonated the most was Chris's, Growing Sales as represented in the image below. If you're the CEO of a small startup, and your product does not dominate your territory (geography) and niche, then growth strategy is easy. Concentrate on building a more differentiated...

Random Rants of a Cranky Old Fart

I have been collecting a bunch of Random Rants that don't warrant a singular blog post so I thought I'd get them all out at once.  So here we go with Random Rants of a Cranky Old Fart. The Peter Noce Affair - My Mobile Phone Rings...

gofundme Fail – Danny Boice Bullies his ex-wife

Updated May 15, 2018: Danny Boice bullies his ex-wife yet after 24 hours, the gofundme campaign has been restored. Danny's attempt to shut her down failed. The account is back live. Original Post: Danny Boice bullies his ex-wife. Today I learned a lesson about gofundme.. they support domestic abuse, they allow themselves to be bullied. They are willing to stand and watch as Danny Boice bullies his ex-wife, Joanne Boice. Four days ago, Debbie Bailey posted a gofundme campaign for her sister, Joanne Boice. Joanne is the former wife of Danny Boice. For those of you new to the story, Danny Boice is a...

Open Letter to Whiny Jason Feimster

Poor little whiny Jason Feimster. He's being bullied! I know this because I just read his comment on a LinkedIn post.  It went like this: What are we at again? Speaking of conducting due diligence, have we ever spoke? I find your negative press and borderline lies almost amusing. However, your cyber bullying rhetoric is getting a little over played. It sounds like the ex-Marine, and big-time VC, who runs a $70 million Venture Fund (according to Feimster) is being bullied by a little old man who isn't a VC running a $70 million fund. Either Mr. Cranky is a bully or...

Do Your Due Diligence – More 3Si Jason Feimster BS

Please, folks, do your Due Diligence!!! If you don't know what I'm talking about.. it means you haven't read any Mr. Cranky posts this year. Let me just say that I am mildly suspicious of Jason Feimster's bona fides as a Venture Capitalist. I am slightly skeptical regarding the legitimacy of calling 3Si a Venture Capital firm and not a raging burning pile of hippo poo. Recently when it comes to scumbag scam artists I was reminded that I can write enough posts exposing the same crooks. I must repeat myself constantly to expose the frauds and cheats that inhabit the startup...

Support Joanne Boice’s Plight and Mr Cranky Will Donate Time

*** Joanne Boice Update as of 9:30 AM 7/11/2018**** On 5/14/2018 Danny Boice complained and threatened gofundme and they have temporarily removed the post. This monster can't stand a fair fight in court. He's a bully and a coward. Fortunately, After investigating the facts, GoFundMe determined that Boice's arguments were specious (see what I did there? I used a word that moron, James Madison flunk-out doesn't understand. Look up the word Specious, dumb Danny (folks Danny pretends to be a Harvard Man) Here isthe deal folks. Joanne Boice is a terrorized and abused ex-spouse of a horrible person. Her ex-husband Danny Boice, cheated on her, intentionally impoverished her...

Why Won’t Danny Boice and Jen Mellon Sue Me?

They threatened, they told me if I didn't take down my blogs and apologize they'd sue me. So I posted more blogs. More posts incriminating these crooks and you know what happened? No lawsuit. Not a peep. Nothing! Nada! Why won't Danny Boice and Jen Mellon sue me? It's been over a year since they threatened me but it appears it was an empty threat. No lawsuit. They used a joke of an attorney. A cheap-ass ambulance chaser...

Joanne Boice – Exploited and Terrorized ex-wife of Danny Boice of Trustify

Joanne Boice, married for nine years, was a reportedly faithful stay-at-home wife, and loving mother of two beautiful children. Her life was storybook until she found out her husband of nine years, Danny Boice, CEO of Trustify was having an affair with her best friend and married mother of two, Jennifer Mellon. Joanne's "friend," Jen Mellon became pregnant, and she then married Danny then after they were married, they both got divorced from their respective first spouses. According to Joanne Boice and several witnesses, since the divorce, Danny who lives in a $1.7 Million home, drives a Tesla, has servants, flies...