Articles From Kara


Kara Goldin

Entrepreneurs

When You Have Options, You Can Weather Any Storm

Options. What so many forget to make sure they have. In life – and in business. I learned that lesson the hard way about ten years ago when I got a fateful call from our buyer at one of our most important accounts at the time. Starbucks. And I was told that what had been […]

Kara Goldin ASU Alumni

Community

My Message to Graduates in the Class of 2021? Go Out and Create Your Own Opportunities

Hello Everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read this. This month I’m hitting a big parenting milestone. My first child graduating from college and embarking on “real life.” It brings up a lot of emotions and memories for me, going through the same rite of passage many years ago myself. My first job […]

Goldin Family

Community

The #1 Lesson I Learned from My Mom – And That I’m Passing on to My Kids

2020 was a year that made us all stop and think. For me, I thought a lot about fear. About family. And about being a parent. A mom. And since this coming weekend will be all about celebrating mothers, I wanted to take a moment to share about my own family, starting first with my […]

Kara Goldin

Business

Create a Category & Climb Everest! All in the Same Day…

Imagine this sign: Seems impossible right?  And well, maybe to most it is. I frequently say, “Starting a company is like climbing a mountain. But creating a new category within an industry — that’s like climbing Everest.” We climbed Everest when we launched Hint. (Well, not literally.) You see, two months into launching Hint in […]

Kara Goldin

Business

Looking to Stand Out and Make an Impression at Work? Sharpen Your Soft Skills

This past year has shined a light on how critical soft skills are. Soft skills are the intangibles. The art of understanding people, working in a group dynamic, communicating productively so that ideas can turn into action – and then action can transform into results. The importance of effective communication has never been more obvious. Especially […]

Business

It’s Good to Be Lucky, but It’s Even Better to Make Your Own Opportunities

With the benefit of hindsight, it’s easy to look back at the early days of Hint and recognize the key turning points in the growth of the brand. I can clearly identify those critical junctures where the business made a huge leap forward. And, interestingly, those leaps sometimes occurred at the most unexpected moments. People […]

Kara Goldin with Hint Delivery Truck

Business

Starting a Company – and Why Not Having ALL The Answers Is Better

“Just start. Because you will never succeed if you don’t.” I’ve given this advice countless times when I see future entrepreneurs hesitating on taking the plunge. The logic behind it is self-apparent: you’ll only ever achieve success if you actually get out there and try. But there’s another lesson embedded in there, and it’s this: […]

Kara Goldin, author of Undaunted

Entrepreneurs

So You Want to Write a Book? Here’s My Tale…

I often call myself an “accidental entrepreneur.” I didn’t dream of launching and running my own company. It happened organically, over time, as I pursued a personal mission of making healthy choices easier for consumers. This past October, I published my first book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, the culmination of about four years’ work […]

Entrepreneurs

The Importance of Being a Lifelong Learner

Hi Everyone! Lately, I’ve been reflecting a lot on being a lifelong learner. The importance of it. How critical it is to feeling fulfilled. And, yes, how critical it is to our overall happiness. Perhaps this past year has prompted me to think about this as it relates to me now, to my younger self, […]

Kara Goldin

Entrepreneurs

The Awesome Power of Asking A Lot of Questions

It’s 2005. I’m hanging out at my local Whole Foods, waiting for someone to walk down the aisle who looks official – or maybe a potential customer or a sales rep to pause in front of the beverage shelves. I tap them on the shoulder and ask a question. Or remembering back when I’m 14, working […]

Kara Goldin

Entrepreneurs

Getting Started! And Finding That Right Team To Build With

Starting a successful business requires a great product, strong market fit, and a relentless passion and curiosity to see the idea through. The other critical piece? All the people you need to surround yourself with – potential co-founders, team members, and advisers who will complement your skills and knowledge at critical junctures in your company’s […]

Kara Goldin Speaking

Learning Isn’t Just For The Inexperienced. It’s For All.

What gets you out of bed each morning? It’s an important question. And one that a lot of people don’t deeply consider. I’m not just talking about the allure of a cup of coffee or the adrenaline burst of a morning jog. I mean, what motivates you to get up and attack your day with […]