Leadership teams in technology startups and emerging companies today know that angels, strategic and institutional investors, as well as PE firms and VCs are actively holding back on investments and tamping down valuations. Separately, the news of the day is filled with stories…
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CEOs and Board members know networking is absolutely essential to their success. So, for the CEO or member of the ELT stepping out for the first time in…
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The Old Job Spec is Simply Outdated
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The 17th century Dutch tulip craze is often portrayed as a cautionary tale for both individual and institutional investors. University students learn…
A reader emailed me with a question from my previous blog post, “What I Learned at Microsoft.” What’s the difference, they wanted to know, between…
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"The IPO window was virtually shut in Q2 2022, and VC-backed public listings reached a 13-year quarterly low with eight completed," PitchBook notes in…
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My time at Microsoft was one of the highlights of my career. During my nine years there I was on the original Excel team, helped bring out OS/2, started…
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This week I depart from my typical blog post about startup challenges and solutions. I have posted a video that’s inspirational. Taken during U-Dub’s…
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