Karl Hughes

Writing on Startups

Maximizing for Energy

When left my full-time job last year, I started thinking about the lifestyle I wanted...

Building a Great Startup Culture

I once shared office space with a quickly-growing startup in downtown Chicago. This company seemed...

Defining Trends of the 2020s

A lot has happened in 2020. As this strange and unsettling year comes to a...

14 Alternatives to Google Forms

I’ve been using Google Forms for over a decade, and it has continued to impress...

The Many Roles of a Startup CTO

“Chief Technology Officer” (or “CTO”) sounds like a glamorous title. It’s right up there with...

Say No

People will continue to request more of your time until you say no. I was...

Stress a Little, It's Okay

I’ve always been pretty good at dealing with stress, but as I get older and...

Messaging as a Platform

Messaging platforms like Slack, Snapchat, WeChat, Allo, and What’s App are all the rage -...