Monthly Archives: July 2015

Is an accelerator program the new business school?


I rather rephrase that question by asking will an accelerator program provide a start-up company with all the skill needed for a young, start-up manager? I doubt that it can. I have visited various accelerator programs and I noted certain … Continue reading

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Light up 3 cigarettes with one match and you’re dead


Legacy systems are outdated ideas or processes that don’t fit in the current world. As an example, I have a Spanish friend whose superstition meant that the lighting of three cigarettes with a single match was bad luck.  When he … Continue reading

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Valuation – How the Perception of Cost of Capital Impacts Valuation


In a recent summit related to valuation of technology companies, I attended a session on current valuations and whether there is a bubble, which is expected to burst soon. Yes – history has shown us, from the tulip craze several … Continue reading

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How underestimating the complexities in international corporate development hurts the company and shareholders


As the head of Corporate Development and General Counsel for technology companies with substantial international footprints, I had the unique responsibility to expand the young telecommunications company’s enterprise value by expansion. In one month, I established one company’s presence in five … Continue reading

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