What startups can learn from Barack Obama


Like many Portlanders, I’ve been obsessively following Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. Regardless of the election outcome this November, Obama’s campaign has been both unique and monumentally successful.

Aside from being caught up in the excitement and promise of Obama’s run, I’ve also been impressed by the management of the campaign. His team’s approach can teach us valuable lessons applicable to any business, and especially to the high-pressure environment of a startup.

Following these lessons might not raise $265 million in capital, but it will put you in a better position to succeed.

Dan Blaker

Affiliation Intrigo

I’ve been on software development teams in one role or another for 1/3 of my life. I’m currently a project manager at Intrigo, a design and development firm focused on helping startups succeed.