Monthly Archives: August 2010

Experienced Based Venture Investing: The Primacy of the Team

Over the years, in both the class room and the real world, I’ve spent a fair amount of time and energy talking about the primacy of the team, as compared to the technology or even market, as the single most … Continue reading

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Founder Redeployment: Two Perspectives

Founders of venture capital worthy startups – even when their companies thrive – seldom take the company all the way home themselves. At some point in the development of the business they make room for someone else in the CEO … Continue reading

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Getting Outside the Box

It’s a cliché that “thinking outside the box” is a key to successful innovation.  But how do you do that – particularly if you are inside the box yourself, surrounded, of course, by people (trapped) in the box with you? … Continue reading

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Aerospace Valley????

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Wisconsin’s – and the world’s – great events: The Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture “fly-in” at Wittman Field in Oshkosh.  This year, for the second year, AirVenture included a program – … Continue reading

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What Are High Impact Entrepreneurs Made Of?

People often ask me what it takes to be a successful high impact business (HIB) entrepreneur.  There are lots of answers to that question: every entrepreneur is different, as is every deal.  Still, there are I think at least two … Continue reading

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