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 achieve one of the following: (i) to act quickly ahead of Investors fighting for equity […]

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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 all the extra software made it a poor choice for its primary function — making phone calls. […]

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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 much of what other companies did and built commanding positions in productivity software and other […]

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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. Nelson Mandela started out as an angry nationalist, who argued vigorously about joining forces with […]

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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 actionable items synergize future-proof assets with your global-knowledge repository. Just kidding. Seriously, though, it’s important […]

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Google’s Re-Pivot Robotics Launch is a Smart Machine Doers story

Google’s Re-Pivot Robotics Launch is a Smart Machine Doers story In In 2013, Google started an ambitious, flashy effort to create robots. That didn’t work out so well, so now, in 2019, it’s off to a fresh start. Hardware is seen as the bottleneck of deep learning’s evolution; indeed, the smartest AI company on Earth recognizes […]

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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 shows that when employees receive critical appraisals from their peers, it mostly makes them seek […]

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Non-Psychological Stressors that Trigger Panic and Anxiety Disorder

Non-Psychological Stressors that Trigger Panic and Anxiety Disorder During my first emergency room visit back in January 2011, the ER doctor told me there was nothing to be concerned about — all my vitals were good, this was just a panic attack. This was “just in my head.” He explained to me that this experience was a “false […]

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