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The Math Challenge with Convertible Notes & SAFE’s

The Math Challenge with Convertible Notes & SAFE’s As an investor, we have utilized Notes many times as a way to guarantee maintaining or increasing our shareholding in a startup ahead of the next financing round. We do this to generally

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, many pundits were less than impressed. Some said that its unusual shape made it unwieldy. Others thought that it was too expensive. Still others remarked that

How Red Hat Helped Make Open Source A Global Phenomenon

How Red Hat Helped Make Open Source A Global Phenomenon By the mid 90s, Microsoft ruled over the technology world. Through its Windows operating system, which ran roughly 95% of the world’s computers, it was able to leverage control over

Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination

Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination When Mohandas Gandhi was a young lawyer he was so shy that he couldn’t even bring himself to speak in an open courtroom. He was also impulsive and had a nasty temper.

A Bizspeak Blacklist

A Bizspeak Blacklist It’s mission-critical to be plain-spoken, whether you’re trying to be best-of-breed at outside-the-box thinking or simply incentivizing colleagues to achieve a paradigm shift in core-performance value-adds. Leading-edge leveraging of your plain-English skill set will ensure that your

I Don’t Think Gen Z Has a Problem with Screens

I Don’t Think Gen Z Has a Problem with Screens Blaming young people for problems they don’t have is a red herring. Not long ago, I was sitting in a theater awaiting the opening curtain of a play. The house lights

How Apple is about to kill innovation.

How Apple is about to kill innovation. Past months have been tough for Apple. iPhone sales revenue declined 15% on Q1 2019, and the AAPL stock value fell down 20% since October 2018. Hardware doesn’t seem to be Apple’s blockbuster product

Negative Feedback Rarely Leads to Improvement

Negative Feedback Rarely Leads to Improvement Publication Date: January 01, 2018 The idea behind performance feedback is that to help people grow, we need to shine a light on the things they can’t see about themselves. But a recent study