Three Things We Don’t Teach Entrepreneurs

We do a great job teaching ideation. And founding. And finding customers. And pitching. And sources of capital. And pretty much everything you need to know up until about 10 employees. Want to… Continue reading

Anger & Clarity

Yesterday, I experienced a real-time wake-up-call of how I don’t make the best decisions when I’m angry. I’m so focused on being livid, I fail to notice that other solutions are possible. I’m… Continue reading

Crowdfunding – Where are we going with this?

As reported in Dan Primack’s email newsletter Term Sheet this morning, Indiegogo has just closed a BIG Series B: “Indiegogo, a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform, has raised $40 million in Series B funding.Institutional… Continue reading

Resources: How/Why Start-Ups Get Funded

“…..and we’re going to need to raise some money. Where should we go to find investors?” This question gets asked a lot. And unfortunately there is no one answer and there is no… Continue reading

4 Steps to Creating a “Blue Ocean” Strategy

Step 1: Outline the industry and get a good feel for it’s key attributes and the intensity of the competition. Porter’s 5 Forces model can be useful for this. Step 2: Consider the… Continue reading

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