An Outdated Investment Model

February 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Leadership 

For a number of reasons, I believe that the model used by many venture capital firms is in dire need of a retread. While the model has shown to be profitable in the past, this appears to be more a lucky, accidental result of circumstances rather than through proactive application of sound business principles. These thoughts here are based on my somewhat limited exposure to working with venture capital firms, certainly talking to others and following the news, but also sitting down with a couple of VC’s and walking through this. Read more

Communication 2.0

February 15, 2009 by · Comment
Filed under: People 

The proliferation of different ways to connect these days is unbelievable. I swear that some days, the requests to become friends or linked or follow tweets outnumber the regular e-mails in my old-fashioned inbox. That stated, though, I’m not sure that the real issue is going away. Are we really communicating more effectively? Read more

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