Startups, pitches, launches and no more sushi

Here’s part 2: more of what I learned at Northside Innovation Festival Uh oh. Your pitch is too good Investors told us that incubators and the like have gotten so good at helping startups polish their pitches that they are all becoming indistinguishably great. They all hit the same metrics, the same themes. They’re becoming […]

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Start ups and the law – what you don’t know

  “We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.” Don Corleone in Puzo’s The Godfather So are you starting a new business?  Then Don Corleone’s words are absolutely not meant for you. You are going to need to give assurances and you are […]

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Consign your to-do list to the ash heap of history

To-do lists. This topic is truly timeless. Often literally so – for when will you ever get through it all? It’s a source of anguish for so many – with tasks lurking in dark clouds over our shoulders in a threatening, yet strangely non-specific way. Here is the most effective way I know to get rid of your […]

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Ideas Aplenty at NExT Expo

My head is swimming with other people’s ideas. I just spent an energizing hour at the NExT Expo down the street from my office. The big tent in McCarren Park is full of start ups and the thrilled-to-be-pitching-you founders along with their early-stage employees and interns. Every one of them was wound up and ready […]

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