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The New Wave of Entrepreneurship by Matt Swanson, Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Software Group – Toptal


​There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives will be the next wave … Continue reading

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Picasso and Entrepreneurship


  When I see the label, entrepreneur, I am always confused what that really means to the person using that description and what the public perceives. Now, having been raised in an artistic environment, I do understand what a great … Continue reading

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Recreating Silicon Valley Outside of Silicon Valley


From various meetings with international startup centers from Russia to Portugal, they all have inquired whether they could create a Silicon Valley in their country.  But I have been hesitant to answer in the affirmative, since some of the ingredients … Continue reading

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Only Error Free Startups Succeed and Prosper


During the first few minutes of the SuperBowl 2014 (www.nfl.com/superbowl/48), one cannot help notice that every error free second is critical in winning. A poorly executed snap count and the delivery of the ball can cost a game as the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship, Youth Unemployment, Obama Minimum Wage


Wall Street Journal’s article ( http://online.wsj.com/home-page), “Obama Seeks to Jump-Start Stalled Plans”,(WSJ, Jan. 29, 2014)  summarizes the President’s initiatives to raise the minimum wage from $7.75 an hour to a whopping $10.10. And I, of course, pondered the impact of … Continue reading

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What is your Business Model?


This seems to be the decade for entrepreneurship. Savants encourage the development of startups and, if that startup fails, it is part of the learning process. I guess I come from the old school in developing business strategies – identify … 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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