John’s worked hard throughout his career as an entrepreneur. It was interesting to hear him say that one of the biggest lessons he’s learned is the right way to ask questions. Asking questions is an art. If you really want to learn about your business, rather than leading people to YOUR answer, it is much better to phrase questions in a way that gets people to give honest answers. Asking leading questions is not helpful if you are looking for answers to help improve your business. Hearing what you want to hear isn’t going to get you there.
Congratulations to John and Bawte on the honor of participating in TechStars and best wishes for continued success!