Today’s startup world is focused on success. Lessons are drawn by studying the accomplishments of Silicon Valley titans. Pitch decks are crafted to mimic those of Google, Amazon and others. A recipe for success? Perhaps. Yet, I would argue that more can be learned from entrepreneurial miscues and, yes, even failures. My blogs here have that predisposition. Successes are still interesting . . . but failures can be fascinating.
Strange as it may sound in this age of increasing automation, gig work, and executive pay, company’s can honestly say, people are our most important asset.read more
Identifying and meeting with real angel investors is a challenge. It is an even more difficult task if one chases famous entrepreneurs and/or industry experts.read more
Pre-revenue startups are risky investments. Ignore the $ billion success stories and take time to understand how investors look at and value such companies.read more
Tales gleaned from many years working with entrepreneurs. Most of these inventors/company founders were quite reasonable. This blog is not about them.read more
We live in a litigious society. Losing a court case can be disastrous. If your case has reached the Supreme Court, winning may prove to be a pyrrhic victoryread more
Increasingly, noncompetition agreements (“noncompetes”) are being scrutinized by state legislatures. Many firms are looking to NDAs as an alternative.read more