Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tools for Business Model Generation

One entrepreneurial group I’m starting to work with is the EyeNetra team at the MIT Media Lab. They have a very cool technology that essentially crams an optometrist and her equipment into your iPhone. Yes, there’s an app for that.

Tools for Business Model Generation

One entrepreneurial group I’m starting to work with is the EyeNetra team at the MIT Media Lab. They have a very cool technology that essentially crams an optometrist and her equipment into your iPhone. Yes, there’s an app for that.

You don’t just FIND ‘A’ players, you DEVELOP them

The start-up blogosphere has been buzzing recently with posts on talent and the nirvana of the ‘A’ player. For some good ‘A’ player porn see Eric Paley’s The Curve of Talent. Eric defines ‘A’ player as, “folks who can write the

You don’t just FIND ‘A’ players, you DEVELOP them

The start-up blogosphere has been buzzing recently with posts on talent and the nirvana of the ‘A’ player. For some good ‘A’ player porn see Eric Paley’s The Curve of Talent. Eric defines ‘A’ player as, “folks who can write the

Customer-Problem-Solution Hypotheses

One of the start-ups I’m currently advising is Atomic Contacts. I really like the concept because a) I think the founder is very bright and has what it takes to build a great company and b) the problem of contact

Customer-Problem-Solution Hypotheses

One of the start-ups I’m currently advising is Atomic Contacts. I really like the concept because a) I think the founder is very bright and has what it takes to build a great company and b) the problem of contact

Start-up Hiring: Chops vs. Flops

Noam Wasserman of HBS has extensively studied the start-up founder’s dilemma which he characterizes as “Rich versus King,” meaning should the founder optimize for keeping control, keeping a large chunk of equity and staying as CEO (“King” options) or be open to

Start-up Hiring: Chops vs. Flops

Noam Wasserman of HBS has extensively studied the start-up founder’s dilemma which he characterizes as “Rich versus King,” meaning should the founder optimize for keeping control, keeping a large chunk of equity and staying as CEO (“King” options) or be open to