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47 articles in category Early Stage

Woody Allen is most commonly credited with the saying: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” I might add “on time” to that. I am happy to be maintaining a tightly packed schedule these days. I do try to work in some mentoring on …

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This essay is written the week of SpaceX’s successful launch of its Falcon Heavy. Give Elon Musk credit for working only on the grand challenges at this stage in his career. His flagship companies SpaceX and Tesla lost a combined $1.5B or so in …

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One of the startups in our workspace concluded this past week that all the gold is indeed in California and decided to head west. They have a plan with scope and consequence; but it’s a double bottom line concept, for which the field of …

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What kind of first impression does your startup make? Many founders pay too little attention to this relatively important aspect of running a business. They may have forgotten the old saw that “there is no such thing as a good second impression.” A friend’s …

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The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (book now for July 12-15, 2018) is a model for a startup event I’d like to host. It brings together all manner of motorsports enthusiasts who are trying to get to the finish line in …

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You may have a goofy-looking golf swing, or an unusual bend in your ball flight, but, if you can repeat that time after time, you can score really well. If you are confident that each shot will behave the same as the one before, …

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My mission in my new role at TechSquare Labs in Atlanta involves not only evaluating startups as potential investment candidates but also curating them for inclusion in our workspace. In the latter case, we’re primarily looking for teams working on ideas of technical consequence. …

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This the 21st installment of Startup Decision Making will conclude my writing until after the Holidays. I must take a moment to acknowledge the many kind greetings upon my return to Atlanta and the many well wishes as I departed Austin. Both cities are …

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Are we teaching founders more than they need to know? Having over the last several years been involved in teaching undergraduate entrepreneurship, mentoring or judging countless business concepts for various competitions, and also deeply immersed in longer-term advisory roles, I have come to reflect …

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