Monthly Archives: October 2010

Respecting Failure

If you don’t think that respect for failure is one of the things that distinguishes places like Silicon Valley from places like Wisconsin , check out http://failcon2010.com/ – a Silicon Valley conference dedicated to dealing with, recovering from and learning … Continue reading

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How much is that startup in the window. Really.

In an earlier post, I suggested that high impact entrepreneurs wondering how much their startup was worth – how much of the company they will need to give up in exchange for how much capital – should start by looking … Continue reading

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How much is that startup in the window?

For many entrepreneurs, figuring out how much their high impact startup is worth – that is, how much ownership do they have to offer for the amount of money they want to raise – is one of the more obscure … Continue reading

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It could be worse. You could be Ben Bernanke.

It’s fashionable these days to be worried about deflation.  And why not?  Price levels are generally falling (with some awkward exceptions, like gold) and the economy is showing few if any signs of heating up.  Me?  I confess to being … Continue reading

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Back to the Future with Super Angels

Lately, the rise of so-called Super Angels – mostly successful entrepreneurs who first became traditional angels (e.g. investing only their own capital) that are migrating to managing pools of capital contributed by themselves and other successful entrepreneurs interested in early … Continue reading

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