Karl Hughes

Hi, my name is Karl.

I write and speak about business, technology, and leadership.

After a decade leading software engineering teams at venture-funded startups, I started down the path of entrepreneurship. I'm currently building a portfolio of niche marketing service businesses.

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Latest Writing

Parenting While Entrepreneuring

Having kids is a valuable experience for entrepreneurs. I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s way...

On Taking Breaks

I’ll be honest, I’ve never experienced burnout. I’ve always enjoyed my work, especially since I...

Paths Up the Mountain

You are finally ready to climb the mountain. You’ve spent 10 years learning, preparing, and...

How to Hire at a Startup

Hiring is always hard. Even with 10 years of experience leading teams at startups, I...