Kirk McElhearn

Kirk McElhearn has been writing about technology and business for more than 15 years. He has written for national publications, has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books about technology, and writes for a number of publications and blogs. Find out more about Kirk on his blog Kirkville, or follow him on Twitter @mcelhearn.

blitzscaling book review

Book Review – Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

In this business book review, we look at Blitzscaling, in which authors Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh discuss "The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies."

what does .io mean

What Does .io Mean and What is the .io Domain Extension?

All growing startups reach a point when they need to find the right domain and TLD for their brand. An increasingly popular option is the .io domain extension, but we're often asked, “What does .io mean?” and “Should I use the .io domain for my startup?” We answer all these questions and more.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things Book Review

Book Review – The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Many business books romanticize the act of running a business or being a CEO, but in The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz takes the opposite tack.

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Bullet Journal: Redefining Personal Productivity Methods

Personal productivity methods can be complex and challenging, making them difficult to follow. Bullet journal makes productivity simple, flexible and effective.

Growth IQ Book Review

Book Review – Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your Business

Many high-concept business books present amorphous ideas about how to succeed in business, but Growth IQ by Tiffani Bova is extremely concrete.

The CEO Next Door Book Review

Book Review – The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People Into World-Class Leaders

Do you have your eye on becoming a CEO? See our book review of The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People Into World-Class Leaders.

The Art of Storytelling in Business

The Art of Storytelling in Business and Creating Brand Awareness

Creating brand awareness for a startup requires the subtle art of storytelling in business to be successful, but what exactly does that mean?

TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change - Book Review

Book Review – TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change

In this book, TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL's 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, Brent Gleeson attempts to apply the principles used by the SEALs to the business world, offering a "ten-step program" to create positive change.