Monthly Archives: June 2013

92% of Startups fail from poor management decision making


92% of Startups fail from poor management decision making.

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Can mid-sized, established family owned companies derive substantial profitable improvements through technology and expand further? One company has replied with a resounding yes!


Last week, I listened attentively to the CEO and owner of a Californian automotive radiator distribution business, which he grew to a successful $230 million dollar company by implementing software technology.  What caught my interest was the way he implemented … Continue reading

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How not to attract Investors


The British writer and venture capitalist, Luke Johnson, authored the following article: “The Wrongs that Write a Business Plan – What to avoid if you want to raise finance”, by Luke Johnson, FT, June 11, 2013, Management.  All I could … Continue reading

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Technology alone does not make a business model


Many years ago, I led a significant software development project for a leading international bank which handled the monthly transactions of billions of dollars with interest rate calculations granularized to 1 basis point, that is, 1/100 of a percent. When … Continue reading

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The Importance of having well organized documents and properly prepared financial statements in advance of seeking capital


Whenever a company seeks capital and a firm offers a term sheet, it will undergo a process of due diligence which comprises of two major parts: the legal/operational documents and the accounting books. I have observed that the process is … Continue reading

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