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Advice - Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own...
David Rose Explains Angel Investing
#NYCTech - David Rose is third generation serial entrepreneur as well as a third generation angel investor. Starting in the late 19th century, his grandfather was angel investor for medical equipment like the first portable kidney dialysis...
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Advice - “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." -Steve Jobs Continual Connection - Information Overload Time management strategies were developed at a time when people had few communication channels and...
Photos by: Corey Horn, AMC G3 APS OperationsUnderway convoy - Army Vessel ST-904 Green Springs leads a waterborne
convoy of small tug, landing craft mechanized and landing craft utility
vessels with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 10th Support Group,
at Yokohama North Dock, Japan, during exercise Pacific Reach '08, June
13-17. Pacific Reach aimed to evaluate the Army's ability to meet
watercraft operational requirements for supporting watercraft
deployments.
Advice - We usually think about what an investor should look for when evaluating a potential investment opportunity. But what about what an issuer should look for when evaluating a potential investor? Obviously, sometimes dollars are...
Startup KPIs: Words from the Wise
Business - I recently attended a great panel discussion on Startup Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by The CFO Leadership Council. Chris Hering from NetSuite was the moderator and the speakers were Melissa Stepanis from Silicon Valley...
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Advice - Where you work matters a lot. Do not fall into these traps. The right office space is integral to the success of your company, but finding it is not easy. Identifying these five typical problems will give you a better chance...
How to Write a Forwardable Introduction Email
Advice - Getting an introduction is a basic thing that startup founders do pretty much every day. We talked about introductions in the post about business development tips, and also in this post about asking for introductions. One other thing...
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Advice - Most of the young entrepreneurs I know are classic proof of the old adage that people tend to overestimate what they can do in a short period and underestimate what they can do over a long period. They become frustrated when they are...
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Advice - The visibility of Google, Facebook and a few others continues to propagate the myth that the ultimate objective of every entrepreneur should be to take their startups public via an initial public offering at the earliest opportunity....
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Advice - As a serial entrepreneur and growth consultant at Red Rocket, I have been exposed to hundreds of companies, and some of the common pitfalls they run into as it relates to sales, and the impact it has on effectively growing their...
Business Model Inc Global meeting
Advice - The formal “fiduciary” board comes to all successful startups sooner or later. Maybe a small 3 person Board at the seed stage. A five person Board when you close out an A round. It’s part and parcel of the price you pay as a...
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Advice - What’s your exit strategy?I started the company because I want to change the telecom sector. I want it to be a ‘customer first, profit second’-business instead of a “how much money can I get for my shareholders and...
The Risk of Venture Capital Funding
Advice -It’s not always wise to take the money. Here’s one founder’s view on the pros and cons of venture capital.It’s an exciting time for startups and aspiring business founders.With investors pumping so much money into...
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Advice - Every startup founder rightfully starts out as the single leader of the startup, but as the business grows, many entrepreneurs struggle with relinquishing any control or fail to recognize and allow other leaders to emerge. The result...
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Management - We remember reaching a point in the early 2000’s when we were completely sick of reading about Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, Enron’s wayward executives. Enough with the stories of scoundrel CEOs, we said. Boy, was that naive. Enron...
what ceos have learned
Advice - Everyone is pretty intrigued with how CEOs feel about social media. I’ve written a few posts about it for this blog, and it seems as if most marketers are pretty keen on figuring out exactly what the best social media pitch for...