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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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Focus, Steve Jobs, Pareto Optimality – a startup’s choices for success


Recently, I was referred to a short Steve Jobs of Apple video, http://youtu.be/H8eP99neOVs, on the importance of “focus”ing – saying “no” to other ideas or projects that do not fit the overall strategy and philosophy of a startup company, however … 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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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Startups and Entrepreneurship


Everyone hears about the good things about startups – both as a founder or working in any capacity in one.  Yes – if you hit the right team and the timing is right, one can hit unexpected riches. However, that … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley EcoSystem: the misconceptions


At a San Mateo conference dealing with mobile healthcare, I met a gentleman, whom I asked about his current job status.  His reply was that he was a “CEO of one startup, the CFO of another, but I make my … Continue reading

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A Startup’s Singular Objective – Growth, avoid the errors


An acquaintance whose company succeeded in his NASDAQ IPO related to me during lunch, that in his first startup, he had over 300 competitors. After two years, there remained over 100. After 3-4 years, he only confronted 2 competitors and … 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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