August 2017

6 articles in August 2017

An excellent article in The New York Times on August 19, 2017 explored how creativity declines  as we age. The authors described how we grow from a stage of exploration in early years to later years of exploitation of the knowledge we have accumulated. …

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This is the second installment on startup founders making decisions with a deeply ingrained sense of context. In episode one we covered hiring, compensation, cap table, investors, board and governance, and self-awareness. Here comes a half-dozen more. My previous essay on this topic included …

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Today marks the first email distribution of Startup Decision Making, and this brief post welcomes those of you on my TechDrawl list to join me in this endeavor. My intent, as you see on the site, is to produce a “super-useful field guide for …

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If you shoot from the hip, you’ll be shooting your own foot most of the time.

Ben Dyer

One of the most common mistakes I see in startups is making decisions that lose sight of the context, including the past, present, and future. The New York Times reported on August 9, 2017, that dealing with Confederate remembrances on its campus has “put …

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I attended the Austin Technology Incubator’s SEAL presentation night this past week. The teams on stage spent the summer thrashing out their business models, with a goal not to sell them at this event but to reveal whether their idea would be a go …

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