Monthly Archives: October 2010

Will Your Next Mobile Phone be a Venti or a Grande?

Two years ago, we purchased our first Apple iPhone – the 3G unit.  We walked into the local AT&T Wireless store, looked over the phone, and let the salesperson proudly explain that this represented the finest 3G technology. We knew … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Customer

Last week we attended an event where aspiring entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a group of mentors.  The aspiring entrepreneurs would then take the information from the one on one conversations they had with the mentors, refine their plans, … Continue reading

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Changing the World and Being a Leader

Goethe said; “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.” Robert Kennedy said: “Some men see things as they are and say why.  I dream things that never were and say why not.” Last June, we organized a series … Continue reading

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Global View of Social Media

What’s the lesson for a startup? Did any competitors exist before these applications showed up? How would a traditional angel/VC compute total available market for any of these applications? Bottom Line: Be different, not better. Twitter this post By Richard … Continue reading

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Leo Who? Lessons for a Startup Gleaned by Watching Industry Titans

HP announced last week that its new CEO will be Leo Apotheker, a 20 year veteran of enterprise software company, SAP.  Almost immediately, the chorus began – Leo Who?!!? For those of us who have been involved in enterprise software, … Continue reading

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