I recently had a chance to talk to a sales executive who was considering the CEO’s job at another company, a possibility about which he was very…
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Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. Otherwise known as: VUCA. As we navigate the post-zero interest rate economy and markets, as inflation…
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Projecting out for the coming year, here are number of emerging startup and work-related themes I think will predominate: There will be a new wave of…

December 2022

I heard through the grapevine that my friend and colleague, Doug Sweetser, passed away on December 10thdue to complications following a heart attack…
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Dear Reader, The past year has been one of tremendous growth and excitement here at my blog, and I want to thank each and every person who took the time…
The data in this post is taken from Cooley’s Q3 2022 Venture Financing Report but presented in tables with my commentary. Cooley us a global law firm…
Based on my experiences as a CEO and board member, the startup CEO’s remit is associated with ten discrete business activities: Establishing the…
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Dear Readers, On behalf of Santa’s elves and me, the “Lessons from a Startup Life” Blog Post Factory want to reach out to all our readers and wish you…
Heads-up: This Post is firmly Tongue in Cheek
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According to PitchBook, venture funds worldwide recorded their best performance among all private capital strategies in 2021, attaining an IRR of nearly…