Big news (at least for me): I stepped down as LeadCrunch’s CEO and resigned from the board of directors on January 6, 2021.

Every sports team eventually needs a new head coach. Now is the time for me to move on.

Founding and leading LeadCrunch as its Chief Executive Officer…


My father, Olin Volney Hyde, approved this message before he died.

He gave me 2 minutes for his eulogy. I wrote the following letter to him before his death on May 26, 2019.

It’s longer than 2 minutes. …


What Grad Schools Must Teach to Foster Sustainable Innovation

The following is a curriculum that I wish I could have studied in a formal masters program. It would have saved me from several very expensive failures.

I submitted this to the director of the Master’s program in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering at UC San Diego after one of my…


“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

Who are The Tribe of Insurgents?

The Tribe of Insurgents is a peer mentoring group of founders and CEOs of rapidly growing startups. …


I’ll be one of the judges at the IGNITE Quick Pitch Competition on February 24, 2017 at UCSD. We want the best possible pitches. One team will win $10,000. Here’s how to win the money:

Write a script. Memorize it. Rehearse it. Polish it until it is second nature to…


This article originally posted on LinkedIn.

Phoenix airport was packed. It was Monday November 9, 2015 and I arrived to the gate to learn my connecting flight to Washington DC was delayed.

There was only one empty seat in the gate area. It was next to Senator John McCain. He…


Leading a startup is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. Although I’ve done it eight times, starting a business doesn’t get easier with experience. Yes, it gets less scary. But it is always harder because markets, technology and knowledge all evolve faster than individuals can learn or…

Olin Hyde

I grow companies. 8x entrepreneur. Most recent: Founder & former CEO @Lead_Crunch.

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